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Paul Scholes stars in bizarre World Cup advert with Trezeguet, Crespo and Zambrotta

first_img Zambrotta, Trezeguet and Crespo start dancing 2 Life outside of football can be tough for professionals, but we doubt we will see Scholes sticking to an acting career.Although former teammate Eric Cantona has made the switch between the professions seamlessly, Scholes looks anything but natural.The advert starts off with Gianluca Zambrotta, Hernan Crespo and David Trezeguet dressed in traditional Russian soldiers uniform.They start to dance and perform various free-styling moves with a conveniently placed football. 2 Paul Scholes has scored an own goal with his latest World Cup advert.The former Manchester United midfielder made a brief cameo appearance in an advert by Qatar-based company QNB, with mixed results. Fair to say Scholes is less than impressed with their moves Clearly unimpressed while he is passing by, Scholes drops his bag and joins in the kick about.Rather than join in the bizarre dancing and free-styling, the ex-England international goes back on his merry way.Check out the advert from Hernan Crespo’s Instagram page below!last_img read more

NASA eyes new heights with concept contest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Ten teams, vying for $100,000 in prizes, were competing in two competitions – one, to test the strongest tether; the other, to test the best light-powered robot for climbing up a 200-foot tether. “This is our first time out,” said Marc Schwager, spokesman for the Spaceward Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to space science and technology education that teamed up with NASA to host the challenge. “This is much more like Kitty Hawk than Kennedy.” This weekend’s competition was the first in a series of “Centennial Challenges” hosted by NASA to encourage aerospace engineers around the nation to help fill new space needs with new technologies. During Saturday’s first round of competition, only four out of seven teams competed in the climbing challenge, and only one – a team from the University of British Columbia – successfully sent a robot up the tether, Schwager said. All seven teams would have another opportunity to test their robots Sunday, with many adjustments likely to be made overnight. “Everyone’s got a lot of work to do,” Schwager said. And even if teams pull off a successful climb, their robots must travel at a minimum speed of one meter per second to be eligible for the $50,000 grand prize, he added. If not, the prize money rolls over to next year’s competition. Four teams were expected to compete in the strongest tether challenge, using a material called carbon nanotube that was first developed in Japan in 1990. “These are insanely strong materials. They’re strong enough so that a nanotube the size of a human hair could pick up a human,” Schwager said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – High-tech teams gathered this weekend to put far-out concepts for reaching space to the test. The competition at the NASA Ames Research Center invited teams to take their best shot at creating the world’s first “space elevator” – originally conceived by Arthur C. Clarke in his 1978 novel, “The Fountains of Paradise.” The idea is to develop a tough, lightweight rope, or “tether,” that would stretch from Earth to a satellite more than 62,000 miles in space, then send a robotic “climber,” powered by light beams and capable of carrying humans and cargo, up the tether. It’s a goal NASA hopes to accomplish by 2020. This weekend, though, the goals were slightly more modest. last_img read more