Lemar has a hard time playing again during the month of January

first_imgThomas Lemar has in the spotlight the game next February 1 at Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid. Atlético announced on December 31 that the French player suffered a hamstring injury to the right thigh from which he continues to recover, but the process takes time and unless accelerated in his rehabilitation will take him out at least two more weeks. Nevertheless, as in the case of Diego Costa, its value will not be revitalized during the month that the market is open, since physical problems prevent it from playing. Lemar started in Benito Villamarín against Betis (December 22), but after another gray game was the first change of Simeone in search of renewing the attack and at the minute of Correa in the field The Argentine had already opened the score. The ’10’ has been one of the players that with his performance has far exceeded Lemar, although the French started as a starter after improving his pre-season performance. The 24-year-old, second most expensive signing in club history (70 million for 70% of his pass), he was in the spotlight as one of the possible departures of the team in January to make room for a signing up, where Cavani is the one desired by Simeone, but the PSG is not going to facilitate his pass. Equipment like Tottenham or Arsenal They asked about Lemar’s situation, although his offers would not have approached the red and white pretensions.center_img From the beginning of the course Lemar has been seen again, which is not decisive, comes into play and when he does it does not accelerate the pace of the team. After starting in the first five games of the course, some muscular problems separated him from the fields. He returned as a substitute and in total He has left the bench in 11 of his next 16 appearances. Simeone has always given him minutes, he trusts him and his characteristics, but his last goal came in Ipurua, the field that Atlético is visiting this weekend, practically nine months ago (April 20). The Frenchman plays on his return to the team his presence in the next Eurocup, where he is a fixture for Deschamps, but his poor performance can leave him out.last_img read more

For Honda float, future and ‘wow’ factor unfold

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe animated 22-ton float will spectacularly rise 30 feet into the air in a sea of mist powered by an 11,000-watt Honda generator. “It’s going to look like it’s blasting off from the float bed,” said Erik Wedin, community relations director of Torrance-based American Honda. “We wanted something that will make the crowd watching along the parade route say, `Wow.”‘ The wow factor will come into play as the truck’s hood folds forward to become an aircraft cockpit, the doors and sides unfold to become wings, the wheels tuck under the body and the truck’s bed transforms into an aircraft tail and engines. “Piloting” the craft will be a replica of ASIMO, Honda’s advanced humanoid robot. The transformation takes 90 seconds to complete, and Honda plans to perform the metamorphosis as many times as possible along the 51/2-mile parade route. Photo Gallery of South Bay Rose Parade floats There was only one direction American Honda Motor Co. could go to top the 207-foot-long train it entered in the 2005 Rose Parade or its fire breathing dragon this year – up. Its 2008 parade entry is a high-tech Honda Ridgeline- inspired truck that morphs into a rocket ship complete with flaming engines. The float is called “Passport to the Future,” a riff on the 119th parade’s theme this year, “Passport to the World’s Celebrations.” “American Honda is committed to creating products that give people mobility – on both two and four wheels, and soon, in the skies,” said Assistant Vice President Steve Morikawa, referring to the company’s HondaJet that will enter production in 2010. “This year’s float takes a fun and imaginative look at what the future of mobility might hold.” Presumably in real life that future won’t include the yellow strawflower with accents of red carnation petals and silverleaf “chrome” that make up the truck’s body. The float also uses flowers including red chrysanthemums and roses, and also black seaweed and crushed walnut shells. American Honda, which entered its first Rose Parade float in 1977, has won major awards in 12 of the past 13 years. The company moved in 1990 to its sprawling Torrance headquarters at Torrance Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue. By 2005 it had more than 1,600 employees in Torrance, making it the city’s second- largest private employer. The company also provides 166 Metropolitan scooters that will be ridden along the parade route by white-suited volunteers, another 115 vehicles and a dozen generators. However, one thing Honda hasn’t made are the twin V8 engines that power the float. “We started out with a Honda engine, but when you get up to 22 tons, it’s a little beyond even our engine power,” Wedin said. nick.green@dailybreeze.com160Want 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