The Italian Orsato will referee Madrid-City

first_imgUEFA has appointed Italian Daniele Orsato (45) to referee Real Madrid-Manchester City on Wednesday 26 (21:00, Movistar Champions League). It will be the second game this season in which those of Zidane meet the transalpine, after they will referee them in Istanbul in the victory (0-1, with Kroos goal) of the third day of the group stage against Galatasaray. The referee of VAR will be his compatriot Massimiliano Irrati. Orsato has refereed Real Madrid twice. In addition to the aforementioned meeting against Galatasaray, he led the last match of the group stage of the 2015-2016 season against Malmoe at the Bernabéu (8-0, with a Cristiano poker and a hat-trick from Benzema).Al City has been beaten twice in the Champions League. The first leg against the Romanian FCSB in 2016 (0-5 win in Bucharest) and the first game of the group stage of 2018, in which Pep Guardiola – who witnessed that match in the stands by penalty – they were defeated 1-2 by Lyon against Etihad.The other first leg round of 16 which is played on Wednesday, Lyon-Juventus, will be arbitrated by the Spanish Gil Manzano, with Martínez Munuera in the VAR.last_img read more

Four die in five days searching for abalone

first_img“That’s part of the fun, right? You get a little adrenaline going,” said one enthusiast, Ken Norton. “People get hurt, of course. People fall off rocks.” But he added: “There’s a little bit of danger in anything – driving around in your car.” All four deaths in California this year happened over a five-day span in Mendocino County, which usually records three or four abalone-related deaths during the entire April-through-November season. A new moon that drew large crowds to take advantage of unusually low tides, along with high winds that kicked up rough conditions, may have contributed to the latest deaths. The victims are believed to have drowned or died of heart attacks. Because divers are allowed to use only a snorkel, some black out as they rush to the surface for air. Others get tangled in kelp. Some get exhausted in the churning surf or overexert themselves prying the stubborn, snail-like creatures from rocks. Three years ago, a great white shark bit a diver’s head off. Veteran divers and even the rock-pickers who ply chest-deep waters tell of being surprised by powerful surf that has washed them over the rocks or swept them out to sea. Anthony Kan said in 20 years of abalone picking he has seen two people die. One died from hypothermia and another drowned in the weeds. He nearly died himself when he tripped at the edge of a cliff, catching a handful of grass before going over. “I was really lucky,” the 69-year-old said. In Sonoma County, which sees a couple of diving-related deaths a year, an abalone diver with a head wound was rescued April 15 after he fell down a 35-foot cliff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FORT ROSS – As abalone diver Joe Vojvoda prepared to don his wetsuit hood and gloves on a rocky beach, he mused about the shellfish delicacy that lures many to the frigid waters. “To die for, just to die for,” Vojvoda said. The quest for the mighty mollusk is indeed deadly. Four people perished in the past week in California while pursuing abalone (pronounced ab-uh-LOH-nee), which is used in sushi and a variety of other Asian dishes and can sell for $100 apiece on the black market. Abalone hunters rappel down cliffs, clamber over treacherously slick rocks and disappear into dark, choppy waters to pry mollusks from the ocean floor. last_img read more