Junior 2, Águilas 1: a dubious penalty saved the points

Wánder Mosquera Mena saved Junior. When time was dying and the Sharks only reached a tie with a taste of defeat against Águilas, the central referee sanctioned an action between Miguel Borja and goalkeeper Carlos Bejarano as a penalty in the last second of play.

Just as it is protested at times when bad refereeing decisions harm the rojiblanco club, this time we must admit that the Cundinamarca whistle was wrong in their favor.

Borja, after eluding three defenders with his usual power, faced the goalkeeper and fell into the area. “Penalty!” The shark fans shouted immediately, very surely. That was the first impression, but in reality Bejarano went to the ball and did not commit an infraction. At least that showed the replay on television.

The determination of Borja to undertake the play and the failure of the referee, who did not have VAR and who was the victim of the same sensation of many of those who watched the game on television, rescued Junior.

The Cordovan attacker, who entered the second half for Michael Rangel, stopped at the white point and executed accurately to make the difference (2-1).

The victory was quite embollado by the confused and run-down game of the premises, that reserved to the majority of its eleven stellar thinking in the party of Tuesday against Independiente del Valle for the Copa Libertadores.

In that plan B, in which a rookie midfielder like Fabián Ángel was positioned as a defender, the Sharks managed to press, attack and create some offensive plays in the first half and put themselves ahead through a good goal from ‘ Cariaco ‘González.

But in the second half, the lack of understanding of this team became more evident, the absence of a creative midfielder like Sherman Cárdenas, who only entered with seven minutes remaining in the game (it must be because he will start on Tuesday) and everything is complicated. Much more after Obrian’s draw. There was no compass or ideas or clarity or imbalance. Already the hopes of winning were practically extinguished until the dubious penalty arrived and saved all three points.

Minute by minute

4. Quiet ball play in which the ball is surprisingly moved to Fabián Viáfara. The side takes a shot down and crossed that buzzes the goalkeeper’s right post.

23. Viáfara’s center, bad rejection and the ball remains for ‘Cariaco’ González, who finishes powerfully and goalkeeper Carlos Bejarano rejects.

32. Good play by Cristian Higuita, who sneaks into the area and defines with a shot from the side, which is narrowly missed.

33. GOAL Junior. Series of touches by Junior, Rangel gives it to Luis ‘Cariaco’ González and the Venezuelan, on the edge of the area, dispatches a shot above that exceeds the goalkeeper’s effort.

36. Daniel Moreno’s shot over the goal.

45. ‘Cariaco’ wastes a clear scoring opportunity. When he was about to finish with his right leg, he disarmed the ball with his left and the shot was totally deflected.

Second time

60. GOAL from Águilas. Deep pass from Marrugo to Jáder Obrian, who takes advantage of Jeison Angulo’s cold mark to surpass him in speed and define with an accurate shot against Viera.

68. Borja’s shot too high.

81. Carlos Bejarano saves almost in the line an attempt of Borja’s header that deviated in the humanity of a defender.

83. Bejarano shrinks well against Cetré, who built a good wall with Sandoval.

93. The referee sanctions a penalty for an alleged foul by goalkeeper Bejarano on Miguel Borja, which in reality did not exist

94. GOAL from Junior. Borja executed flush and to the left hand of the goalkeeper, who launched himself to the right.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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Junior closes negotiation with Red Bull Bragantino for César Haydar

And it is a fact. After several weeks of proposals and counterproposals, calculator, fine print, clauses and tug of war, the negotiation between Junior and Red Bull Bragantino was finally closed for the federative and economic rights of central defender César Haydar.

EL HERALDO learned that the Brazilian team will finally pay the Sharks $ 2,800,000 for the transfer of 70% of the rights of the 19-year-old defender. The shark group reserves the remaining 30% to participate in future negotiations.

The player has been training outside the group with Michael Rangel, who is looking for a team abroad to be transferred.

Red Bull Bragantino, Brazil’s first division team, which is based in the city of Braganca Paulista, in the State of Sao Paulo, must pay 50% of the amount next week to seal the agreement and receive Haydar in the country of samba to take medical exams.

Valle del Cauca’s José Velasco, the defender’s representative, said that Bragantino’s interest in Haydar has been going back to last year, when he debuted in the first division at the hands of Luis Fernando Suárez.

In his first games as a rojiblanco, Haydar showed his technical wealth and character to play without being noticed that he was a rookie.

The coach Julio Comesaña, who at the time told the defender that he had to improve several issues of his behavior (something that Haydar later admitted and said had served him a lot), has also given him a chance in the starter and Suán’s boy ( Atlántico) has not disappointed.

In the Colombia U-18 team he also stood out and was champion in a friendly homer in Japan. It will surely be in the plans of coach Arturo Reyes for the U-20 team that will play the South American Tournament, next year in Colombian territory (from February 2 to 27).

Bragantino, which since 2019 belongs to Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company that markets the energy drink of the same name, has been incorporating young players with talent and projection.

At the beginning of this year they hired until 2024 the Ecuadorian Leo Realpe, another 19-year-old defender who had shown his quality in Independiente del Valle, current champion of the Copa Sudamericana.

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Cold War Nuclear Bombs Reveal True Age of Whale Sharks

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Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time to correctly determine the age of whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. The discovery, published in the magazine « Frontiers in Marine Science», Will help guarantee the survival of the species, which is in danger of extinction.

Measure the age of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) has always been a challenge for scientists. Like all sharks and rays, they lack bony structures called otoliths that are used to assess their age, as is the case with other species. The vertebrae of whale shark They have bands similar to the rings of a tree trunk, and are known to increase in number as the animal ages. However, there is a discrepancy in how often they increase, as some studies claim that a new one is created every year and others support the theory that they form every six months.

AIMS researcher Mark Meekan swimming with a whale shark
AIMS researcher Mark Meekan swimming with a whale shark – Rob harcourt

To resolve this question, researchers led by Joyce Ong, from Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA); Steven bell from the University of Iceland; and Mark Meekan, from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences in Perth, Australia, used the radioactivity inherited from the Cold War nuclear arms race as a reference standard.

Radioactive trace

During the 1950s and 1960s, United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France and China conducted nuclear weapons tests. Many of these were explosions detonated several kilometers into the air. As a result, an atmosphere isotope called Carbon-14, a natural radioactive element known to help archaeologists and historians to dating bones and ancient artifacts. Its decomposition rate is constant and easy to measure, making it ideal for providing age estimates for any rest over 300 years old.

But it is also a by-product of nuclear explosions. Cold War evidence saturated the air first and then the oceans. The isotope gradually moved through food webs to all living things on the planet, producing a high signature of Carbon-14 that still persists. This additional radioisotope it also decays at a constant rate, which means that the amount contained in the bone provides a reliable reference over time.

Rings every year

Using bomb radiocarbon data, the team set out to test carbon-14 levels in the growth rings of two long-dead whale sharks stored in Pakistan and Taiwan. “We discovered that a growth ring every yearMeekan says. “This is very important, because if you overestimate or underestimate growth rates, you will inevitably end up with a management strategy that does not work, and you will see the population collapse.” That is, knowing the exact age of the whale sharks it provides information that can then be applied to recovery programs for this species effectively.

One of the specimens was conclusively established at age 50 at the time of death, the first time that age has been unambiguously verified. “Previous modeling studies have suggested that largest whale sharks can live up to 100 years. However, although our understanding of the movements, behavior, connectivity, and distribution of whale sharks have dramatically improved in the past 10 years, basic features of life history such as age, longevity, and mortality remain. largely unknown, ”says Meekan.

“Our study shows that adult sharks can reach a great age and that their long life is possibly a characteristic of the species. Now we have another piece of the puzzle, “he concludes.

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Two new and rare species of saw shark found

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Up to two new species of saw sharks have been found in the western Indian Ocean. Called Pliotrema kajae Y Pliotrema annae, are colloquially called Kaja and Anna by their discoverers, and join the only other species found to date, the P. warreni. These two specimens, whose peculiarity is that they have five gills – not six, like the rest of their family – were discovered during an investigation that focused on the small-scale fisheries that operate on the coasts of Madagascar and Zanzibar.

The magazine “PLOS ONE” has just published the study, which highlights how little we still know about life in the ocean and the impact we are having on it. The main author, Simon Weigmann, based at the Elasmobranch Research Laboratory in Hamburg, explains: “It was really exciting to find not one but two new species. That was just amazing!

Pliotrema kajae
Pliotrema kajae – Simon Wighman

Pristioforiformes are an order of selacimorphic elasmobranchs known colloquially as saw sharks. It only contains one family, Pristiophoridae, and two genres, Pristiophorus Y Plyotrema, with a total of ten species, if we add the two discovered. These sharks have a jagged, serrated face, which they use to remove the muddy or sandy bottom looking for small fish, shrimp and crustaceans, which they stun and cut with sudden movements of their beaks. They can reach up to meter and a half in lengthThey have a pair of long whiskers and two small dorsal fins. The saw teeth alternate between large and small.

The pristiophoriformes are together with the hexanquiforms the only sharks that have 6 gills, except for these two new species found, which would have 5 on each side. They should not be confused with sawfish, which are larger and have no whiskers, among other characteristics.

A great knowledge gap

Weigmann explains that there is a great gap regarding the knowledge of this family in the Indian Ocean, but also that the life of the different species is in danger of never being discovered (or at least, alive) because fishing is affecting the area. . “This assumption, combined with the limited range and apparent rarity of both new species, raises concerns that are vulnerable to overfishing – since they are highly prized – and that they may be in continuous decline, “says the marine biologist.

And this could be particularly alarming for the Sierra shark Anna, as it is so much more unusual to spot in shallow water, since most sightings have been made at depths from 20 or 35 meters.

In addition to those found by fishermen, Ruth Leeney He collected two samples of P.kajae at the London Museum of Natural History, and many more specimens of this new species were found in different museum collections. On the other hand, two specimens of P.annae were found by Ellen Barrowclift, Andrew Temple and Per Berggren, from the University of Newcastle (United Kingdom), as well as by Narriman Jiddawi, from the Fisheries Research Institute of Zanzibar.

“Last year, our team highlighted the massive underreporting of sharks and rays caught in the southwest Indian Ocean and the urgent need to expand efforts globally to assess the impact of these fisheries on vulnerable species,” adds Temple. “The discovery reinforces how important the western Indian Ocean is in terms of shark and ray biodiversity, but also how much we don’t know yet.”

Berggren, co-author of the article and leader of the Marine MEGAfauna Laboratory in Newcastle, adds: “This project is also a testament to the value of scientists working with local communities. Without the help of fishermen, we would not have discovered these animals. Their knowledge of their environment is unparalleled and our mission is to help them preserve marine animals and ecosystems. trust to survive ».

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