“My players have been beaten by the heart”

Javier Clemente made a positive reading of the performance of his players in the match against Costa Rica. The coach highlighted the start of the match by the Euskal Selekzioa, because «we have had a great first big game. Later, the changes of the second part have upset us until we have recovered the thread and we have created chances at the end », he summarized.

The Tricolor coach highlighted the potential of the team that was ahead in Ipurua, because “they are very prepared, a lot has been demanded of us and the kids have responded to that demand,” said Clemnente. “Costa Rica is a great team, they have high quality players, very powerful and dangerous because they have a lot of scope. They are very prepared and I really liked it ».

For the Barakaldo coach, “the match was very tough. As a friendly I only had that here they do not give points. We agreed that we were playing as if it were an official championship, giving our best. I have to emphasize that our players have beaten each other for the heart, while Costa Rica has done it for the possibility of going to the World Cup ».

Clemente also referred to that victory in the last second, when in the second half it seemed that Costa Rica was better at those final moments of the match. “Looking from the outside, it gives the feeling that we were pissed off not winning the game and we shot up. In addition, the more defenses we have had more strength we have taken in front. We have been in six changes and the circumstances of the game have not allowed me to put Agirregabiria, I feel sorry for him.

The Basque coach, who settled the controversy over the call by recalling that “I summon those I can and then I bring the team that I consider the best”, stressed that “it is a beautiful victory for us thinking that in the future we can play more games and have more classification commitments’. And in this regard, he acknowledged that “I have nothing in perspective. For me I would play every month, but it is not easy to hire a rival and to find some free dates where the clubs can give us the players ».


TEST of Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the cute game from Sony that targets young players

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a production that accompanies the release of the PS5, but which also sees the light of day on PS4. Our little woolen hero leaves his supercharged universe, where personalization is king, and introduces us to a whole new colorful world. We spent several hours with this endearing little character, it’s time to give you our impressions. So, verdict?

It’s cute, but don’t expect a visual slap.

Sackboy A Big Adventure 26 10 2020 screenshot 2So as not to change, let’s start with the point that jumps out at the outset, the graphics. Let’s not beat around the bush it’s very simplistic, whether on PS5 and PS4. The developers recovered the visuals from the LittleBigPlanet to design 3D levels. Sure, it’s cute, but don’t expect a jaw-breaking visual snap. However, the settings are varied, we go through small cardboard towns, fabric forests and other offbeat environments giving a “toy” aspect to the image. On PS5, note that the title is slightly thinner, but honestly, we haven’t seen any big, big differences with the PS4 version.

In addition, we have quality French dubbing that captures attention. The soundtrack is always so fun and upbeat. In addition, the team included well-known music, such as Uptown Funk, to titillate the esgourdes and it goes pretty well. And the sound effects in all of this? We find exactly the funny little noises of LittleBigPlanet. In short, concerning all this part, the ears feast everywhere.

Sackboy A Big Adventure 26 10 2020 screenshot 1About the story, the player discovers the village Creaville, a peaceful place where Sackripans make their little life. One day the great, the mighty and the vile Vex has landed in the area and captures the inhabitants with his enormous vacuum cleaner. His goal ? Become the king of the world! Sackboy, our protagonist, manages to escape and will try to thwart the plans of this evil being. Let’s put it bluntly, there’s a bad guy, you’re the good guy, you’re going to save the world, period. The scenario is very basic and is enough to stage this odyssey. So we go through five big worlds made up of levels. You have to collect a certain number of orbs to be able to start the fight against the final boss. But to put it simply and get to the end of the tunnel, count around 7 hours. However, you can increase this lifespan slightly if you feel like getting each bonus.

There is one point that bothers us, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is too easy. At what point ? To give you an example, enemies jump on us and hit us without inflicting damage on us; yes, yes, you read that correctly. They have a kind of attack … delayed, to give the player time to act. As you will have understood, with its ultra accessible side, this production mainly targets children.

Besides, let’s talk little, let’s talk well, the handling is very accessible. We can perform basic actions like jumping, hitting or even rolling. The courses are not taken head, it is enough to always go straight ahead, to collect the orbs, or even the outfits (because yes, we can change our look). The title is inspired by various licenses that have marked the generations (the Super Mario or the Crash Bandicoot) to bring a little diversity: objects to help us, chases, etc. The goal: to avoid boredom. Another very nice point, if your little one cannot cross a world, it is possible to take a controller and play locally in cooperation. Quickly, concerning the functionalities related to the DualSense, the triggers adapt and exert a very, very light force during an action; certainly not to tire the fingers of toddlers. As for the vibrations, they are pleasant and tickle the hands.

Sackboy A Big Adventure test impressions verdict note (1)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a big copy and paste of what is best done elsewhere to bring to the line-up from the PS5 a title oriented for children. Honestly, we wouldn’t have been against a slightly higher difficulty, or having the option to change it in the settings. The adventure is, of course, cute and colorful, but too easy. When done, it’s the kind of game that ends up in a corner and slowly collects dust.


  • Pleasant artistic direction
  • Quality dubbing that captures attention
  • Play cooperatively
  • Varied worlds to avoid boredom

The lessers

  • It’s too, too simple.
  • The enemies … and the bosses too …
  • Boredom quickly shows the tip of its nose for adults


Nine Dynamo Kyiv players down due to Covid-19

A Dynamo Kyiv player in the game against Juventus.

The Dynamo Kyiv arrives at the party of Champions League before him Barcelona Soccer Club greatly diminished by the onslaught of the Covid-19 who has left in Kiev nine players, four of them starters, including the goalkeeper.

As happened with another Ukrainian team, Shakhtar Donetsk, before facing Real Madrid two weeks ago (2-3), Dinamo will travel to the Nou Camp due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The club announced on Sunday eleven positives on its website: six players, the assistant coach, Emil Karas, and four other members of the coaching staff of the historic Ukrainian club.

Among the positives are two players who came out of the starting line-up in the first two days of the Champions League against Juventus and Ferencvaros: Nikolái Shaparenko and Alexandr Karaváev.

According to the official note, Gueorgui Tsitaishvili, Denís Garmash, the Danish Mikkel Duelund and the Romanian Tudor Baluta were also infected.

To these must be added those that had already been detected previously, the central Vitali Mikolenko, another fixed, and the first and second goalkeepers, Gueorgui Buschan and Denís Boiko.

Dinamo, which has a point in two Champions League rounds, already had to resort to unusual players in the league match played on Saturday against Dnipró-1 (1-2), a result that allows them to continue in the most top of the ranking. Then, the goalkeeper of the team was Ruslán Nescheret, 18 years old.

The club’s website reported that 19 players – three goalkeepers, five defenders, seven midfielders and four forwards – boarded the plane bound for the Catalan capital.

In addition, the Ukrainian team lost its midfielder, international Sidorchuk, sent off against Ferencvaros by suspension.

Either way, Dinamo hope to repeat the feat of their Shakhtar compatriots, who traveled to Spain two weeks ago with ten positives in their squad and defeated Real Madrid after an excellent first half (2-3).

With veteran Mircea Lucescu on the bench, Dinamo have built a solid team, with hardly any stars but leading the Ukrainian league ahead of the all-powerful Shakhtar.


Ezequiel Loza: «The players have been left to the last drop and you can’t ask for more»

Portugalete is having a good start to the season, showing that it can compete against anyone. The pitchers still do not know defeat, with two draws in the first two league games. The gualdinegro box has faced two of the roosters of this category as the Racing Santander and the Amorebieta and it has stood up to them, so the balance is positive. Ezequiel Loza are satisfied with the start of yours. “For us all matches are complicated, but the good thing is that the team is prepared, offering a lot of personality and confidence, so we are happy,” he highlights.

Last Sunday, Portugalete signed the tables against Amorebieta who has been stomping. The pitcher coach was “happy with the team’s work, which has been exceptional against such a strong rival.” «The party has been from power to power, the most fair thing was the draw, but there was a very clear chance to get ahead and win the game», It indicated. Ezequiel Loza gives the point as good, although he revealed that they felt to a certain extent “resigned because we would have liked to win in front of our people.”

Florida again hosted an official game seven months later. Its stands were populated by 411 members of the 500 maximum capacity that can attend due to restrictions. According to Loza, “it is a luxury to return to Florida, the players have left every last drop of sweat and you can’t ask for more.” The next commitment of the Portuguese people is once again of the highest demand, since they receive Bilbao Athletic in La Florida, next Sunday at 11:30 a.m..


Credit Suisse will master the wealthy Russians – Kommersant newspaper No. 186 (6907) dated 10/12/2020

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is expanding its Wealth Management services team for Russian clients with BNP Paribas employees. The Russian market is ranked 10-15th in the world in terms of the number of wealthy clients, but in recent years, local players have strengthened their positions in this segment.

Information about the strengthening of the Russian team of the Wealth Management division at Credit Suisse appeared on finews.com, sources of Kommersant confirmed it. In particular, according to one of them, eight former employees of BNP Paribas under the leadership of Nonna Ushenina are transferred to the bank.

The new appointments are in line with Credit Suisse’s focus on UHNWI (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, wealthy clients with capital exceeding $ 30 million).

The team will work from Geneva. Credit Suisse declined to comment. BNP Paribas did not answer Kommersant. At the end of September, they announced the layoff of about 120 employees in the Geneva office, which was focused on Wealth Management services.

The interest of foreign financial institutions in working with Russian large private capital has noticeably increased in recent years. According to the director of the Swiss FP Wealth Solutions Yuri Yemelin, the main growth and the greatest marginality of the business of private banks is in emerging markets, including the Russian Federation. According to Andrey Babiyan, director of Alfa Capital Wealth, there are about 215 thousand wealthy clients in Russia (including High Net Worth Individuals, HNWI, with a capital of more than $ 1 million), according to this indicator, the country is in the top 15. According to Knight Frank, at the beginning of 2020 the number of UHNWIs was approaching 9 thousand clients (9th in the world).

In 2015–2016, Russia tightened currency and tax legislation, which dampened the interest of global banks in Russian clients. Then, according to Andrei Babiyan, there was an outflow from Western banks. However, Avi Burstin, Chief Executive Officer of Amber Lion (Zuerich), clarifies that since 2017, the rules have gradually become more transparent, and the requirements have become clear.

Bankers associate the desire to work with Russian clients from Switzerland not with the pandemic, but with legal issues.

As Yury Emelin explains, banks avoid a permanent physical presence in Russia “in order not to expose themselves and their employees to the risks of violating Russian laws and licensing requirements.” And in the face of a pandemic in the wealth management industry, many tasks began to be implemented remotely. According to Avi Burstin, this allows banks “to concentrate depository and trading activities in a reliable jurisdiction”, expanding the geography of potential clients.

At the same time, foreign banks will have to withstand intense competition with Russian ones. According to Andrei Babiyan, Russian management companies and investment banks sometimes have a higher expertise than foreign houses. Avi Burstin adds that ecosystem development “allows local players to compete.” At the same time, according to Mikhail Bespalov, an analyst with KSP Capital Asset Management, in terms of the breadth of expertise, “Western managers can surpass Russian competitors due to their global network and access to narrow specialists in local markets in different geographic locations.” As Mr. Emelin admits, in general, “the capabilities of the conditional average Russian bank are significantly inferior to the same conditional average Swiss bank.”

Dmitry Ladygin, Vitaly Gaidaev, Kirill Sarkhanyants


On video | The Colombia National Team opens its new headquarters

In the midst of a biosecurity protocol, Carlos Queiroz and his team carried out their first training session this Tuesday, after 6 pm, at the new headquarters of the Colombian National Team in Barranquilla.

The members of the national team They got to know the facilities and developed physical recovery exercises on bicycles.

The session began with gym work of strength and mobility, and later they went to the field where the technical director Carlos Queiroz he worked some tactical moves, and then they did tight space drills.


The forest was ordered to round off – Newspaper Kommersant No. 179 (6900) dated 01.10.2020

Vladimir Putin’s proposal to completely ban the export of coniferous round timber from 2022 divided the timber market into two camps. If in large corporations, which often face a shortage of raw materials, the measure is considered useful, then companies that do not have processing facilities call it deadly for themselves. The government promises to support the players. But experts doubt that a sharp halt in exports will benefit the market, which in any case will not have time to reorganize in a year.

The decision of President Vladimir Putin to ban the export of coniferous and valuable hardwood round timber from Russia from 2022 will help increase the volume of scarce raw materials within the country, but will require the state to help many market players, especially in the Far East, say sector participants interviewed by Kommersant. On September 30, the President, following a meeting on the development and decriminalization of the forestry complex, announced that the export of unprocessed or roughly processed timber would be banned from 2022.

The ban has been debated for years.

Sources of Kommersant close to the government confirm that “this has been going for a long time, putting things in order in the sector was one of the key tasks of the renewed cabinet of ministers.”

Last year, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko suggested stopping the export of round timber, but only temporarily, while the new Forest Code is being developed. And the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin proposed to stop supplies only to China, which accounts for up to 70% of timber exports from Russia.

Segezha Group, one of the largest forestry companies, has a positive assessment of the export ban. Nikolai Ivanov, managing director for the implementation of state programs and forest policy of the company, explained to Kommersant that support for timber processing is necessary, and the shortage of raw materials, except for deciduous pulpwood, is obvious. So, although Segezha is 70% self-sufficient in raw materials, the company admits that the introduction of a ban on exports may expand the possibilities of purchasing them on the side.

At the same time, Nikolai Ivanov calls for a clear definition of the concept of “roughly processed wood”: it is important that the export of packaged kiln-dried sawn timber is not banned. He also expresses concerns about the too short transition period: “I believe that not all market players will have time to reorganize. This is especially true for the Far East, small and medium-sized businesses. “

The Ilim group notes that the steps to put things in order in the forestry sector look “certainly right”. They also believe that the ban on the export of unprocessed timber will increase the amount of available raw materials for domestic timber industry producers. “At the same time, in our opinion, it is also important to develop a set of measures to stimulate the development of internal processing,” the company adds.

But many players in the sector consider a complete ban on roundwood exports a dangerous move that could negatively affect the operation of the industry, especially in the Far East. Local companies are already complaining about negative business margins due to restrictive export duties on unprocessed timber.

So, after Russia’s accession to the WTO in 2012, export quotas were formed, which can only be used by processors (according to quotas, the duty is 6.5%). Outside the quotas, rates have increased from 25% to 60%, and in 2021 they will already be 80%. In 2019, the volume of roundwood exports from the Russian Federation decreased by 25%, to 4.5 million cubic meters. m. Association “Dalexportles” asked Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to reduce duties for all companies to 6.5%, but to no avail.

A complete ban on exports, say Kommersant’s sources in the market, will lead to the opposite effect: it is impossible to arrange processing within the period allotted by the president, so that most of the timber will become “even more gray”, and budget revenues will fall.

The government, however, is going to help enterprises. In particular, Vladimir Putin has already ordered the launch of a program of concessional loans from January 1, 2021. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov told Kommersant that “there will be a special program of state support for the rearmament of the timber industry.” At the same time, he believes that the companies already “had a sufficient period to create processing facilities” and given that there is a year left before the export ban, “there are no risks for producers, including in the Far Eastern Federal District.”

At the same time, the government is aware of the problem of a potential increase in gray round timber exports.

This is evidenced by the intention to introduce an information system for monitoring timber harvesting from the plot to the final sale – LesEGAIS. According to Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko, who oversees the forestry industry, “together with the customs authorities and the tax service, we will control the movement of every transaction – from the plot to the warehouse, from the warehouse to processing and beyond”. If the consignment of timber does not have confirmation of the legality of origin, then all transactions with it are blocked. The system will be launched in pilot mode from January, and without fail – from July 2021.

WhatWood analyst Maria Frolova does not consider the forthcoming export ban an unexpected decision. But, she believes, “such drastic measures, introduced in such a short time, are likely to negatively affect the situation in the industry.” She explains that the export market for coniferous roundwood and valuable hardwood is already limited by quotas and duties. Ms. Frolova recalls that in the Far East, the increase in duties and the introduction of quotas paralyzed the work of a number of enterprises. Most likely, she says, a longer period is needed for the adaptation of industry participants, primarily loggers. At the same time, the expert adds that Chinese consumers are already coping without Russian raw materials, focusing on unprocessed wood from New Zealand and windblown wood from Germany.

Olga Mordyushenko


FIFA 21: these are the best 10 players in the Argentine league

For EA Sports, the best player in the Argentine Professional Soccer League is Eduardo Salvio, from Boca, who has 81 pointss. The same number of units has his teammate Esteban Andrada and the steering wheel of River Ignacio Fernandez.

In fourth place is Enzo Pérez de River, who accumulates 80 points. The goalkeeper of the Millionaire club, Franco Armani, appears in fifth position with the same number of units, while Student flyer Javier Mascherano appears in the sixth ranking with a total score of 80.

They complete the Top 10 Marcelo Díaz of Racing (79), Juan Fernando Quintero de River (79), Frank Fabra de Boca (79) and Milton Casco, also from Núñez’s team (79)

One thing to note is that the top 20 players in the local league do not include Independiente footballers. If they have representatives San Lorenzo, Lanús and Vélez, in addition to those already mentioned above.

Top 20 best players in the Argentine league in FIFA 21

  1. Eduardo Salvio (Boca): 81
  2. Esteban Andrada (Boca): 81
  3. Nacho Fernández (River): 81
  4. Enzo Pérez (River): 80
  5. Franco Armani (River): 80
  6. Javier Mascherano (Students): 79
  7. Marcelo Diaz (Racing): 79
  8. Juan Fernando Quintero (River): 79
  9. Frank Fabra (Boca): 79
  10. Milton Casco (River): 79
  11. Lisandro López (Racing): 78
  12. Carlos Tevez (Boca): 78
  13. Ignacio Piatti (San Lorenzo): 78
  14. Matías Suárez (River): 78
  15. Lautaro Acosta (Lanús): 78
  16. Carlos Izquierdoz (Boca): 78
  17. Iván Marcone (Boca): 78
  18. Rafael Santos Borré (River): 78
  19. Gonzalo Montiel (River): 78
  20. Matías Rojas (Racing): 78
  21. Ricardo Centurion (Velez): 77