Atlético is another when it moves away from the Wanda Metropolitano. The rojiblanco team continues to show reliability to your audience characteristic since Simeone arrived on the bench and is a real bone. Nevertheless, playing as a visitor his face is different, as it became clear again in the RCDE Stadium against Espanyol (1-1). Since December 22, Atleti does not win in the visiting field, 1-2 by Benito Villamarín before Betis. Going back even further, the Cholo they have only won one of the last 13 trips between Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions out, some bad results that have cost the team is out of the Championships in the home competition, to fall eliminated at the hands of Cultural Leonesa in the cupper tournament and that it ended in the second place of the maximum continental competition, something that supposed that the return of the eighth play it out and that on the way the Liverpool, current champion, has crossed. Regardless the Spanish Super Cup, tournament played in neutral field in Saudi Arabia, Atletico has won only four away matches in the entire course. Three from Liga, against Leganés, Mallorca and Betis and one in Champions against Lokomotiv. The bad streak is accentuated considering that the victory in Butarque was in the first exit of the course and that of Mallorca came in the third, corresponding to the sixth day of the League. That is to say, in the last 20 league days, 10 of them out, only Betis has won as a visitor. Since the triumph in Moscow against the LokomotivAtlético has played away from home against Valladolid (0-0), Alavés (1-1), Sevilla (1-1), Bayer Leverkusen (2-1), Granada (1-1), Juventus (1-0 ), Villarreal (0-0), Betis (1-2), Eibar (2-0), Cultural (2-1), Real Madrid (1-0), Valencia (2-2) and Espanyol (1-1 ). That is to say, a balance of one victory, seven draws and five losses. Atletico has little room for maneuver and should change the situation as soon as possible if he wants to meet the main objective of the season, finish in Champions positions. The rojiblanco team receives next week to Seville (Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m.) in a key game for third place. But looking a little further, The next mattress exit is to Anfield, to visit Liverpool (March 11) in the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League with the 1-0 advantage achieved in the Wanda Metropolitano. It will be the first of three consecutive starts facing the Simeone team. After visiting England comes the turn of San Mamés, stadium that despite being good at Atlético (except 2-0 last season), is one of the biggest challenges of the course. And a week later it will be The Sadar who measures the rojiblanca visitor progression. Osasuna Stadium is also a fort with a very high difficulty.
In three months’ time, another hurricane season will approach and given last year’s widespread devastation especially in the region, the Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community is among top matters for deliberation by Caricom Heads of Government at the upcoming 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting.The two-day conference will be held in in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from February 26 to 27, 2018.Irma and Maria, two back-to-back Category Five hurricanes, swept across the Caribbean in September, cutting a swathe of destruction, taking lives, devastating infrastructure and rolling back years of economic development in several CARICOM Member States. Dominica and Barbuda (Antigua’s sister isle) were decimated.Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were also devastated. The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands were severely affected and Haiti and St. Kitts and Nevis also suffered damage.Caricom, with its Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the forefront, has been helping to lead the recovery and rebuilding effort. CARICOM, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) also staged a High-Level Pledging Conference at UN Headquarters in New York last November which realized over US$1.3 billion in pledges.The region however still needs significant levels of financing for recovery and building resilience. And, with just three months to the June start of the next hurricane season, Heads are also expected to examine measures to ensure adequate preparation and to facilitate quick responses to any emergency needs.The high incidence of crime and violence across the Community will also be examined. Heads at their last meeting discussed key initiatives directed towards combatting transnational organized crime which, they noted, continues to be one of the most immediate and significant threats facing the Region. They also directed their focus towards the development of a CARICOM Counter terrorism Strategy which is being finalized for adoption.The Meeting will seek to advance plans to further strengthen key elements of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) including those related to travel and trade. Discussion will also focus on key transportation issues including Regional Air Services, and on advancing regional initiatives in Tourism aimed at stimulating further sustainable growth in the sector.Heads will look at the impact on Caricom Member States of blacklisting actions. Last December the EU included four Member States on a list of countries it deemed non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. There is also ongoing concern about the de-risking strategies by global banks and the labelling of Caricom Member States in some quarters as tax havens.The meeting, at the Mariott Port-au-Prince Hotel, opens on Monday with a brief Opening Session at which remarks will be presented by Caricom Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; the immediate-past CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the current Chairman, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti.President David Granger has now cancelled his attendance of attending the two-day high-level regional meeting, opting to stay in Guyana to focus on “domestic issues”. Guyana’s three-member delegation to the Community’s Inter-sessional Meeting will be led by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who is also performing the duties of Prime Minister.