• Home
  • Category: oyvjen

With batteries ‘recharged,’ Zidane back as Real Madrid coach

first_img“I’ve been watching the season closely and I’m also not happy with how things have gone,” Zidane said. “We have to see what we can (do) to improve and make sure things can be different going forward.”Solari led the team to a 4-1 win at Valladolid on Sunday and was in charge of practice on Monday. The club said it offered him an opportunity to remain in a different position. The former Argentina and Madrid player had been the “B” team’s coach before taking over the main squad in October.Solari led Madrid to 22 wins, eight losses and two draws in all competitions, and helped the team win the Club World Cup in December.Zidane’s name was a unanimous choice within the club but few thought he would accept returning so soon after deciding to take a break.The level-headed coach took over in January 2016 and immediately won over the squad with his calm manner and easygoing attitude. In addition to the three Champions League titles, he also led Madrid to the 2017 Spanish league title, the club’s first since 2012. His other titles in his first coaching stint included two Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and one Spanish Super Cup.Shortly after Zidane left, Cristiano Ronaldo left to join Juventus, and Madrid has endured an up-and-down season that led to the humiliating losses to Barcelona and Ajax at the Bernabeu.Zidane was replaced by Julen Lopetegui, the former Spain coach who was fired before the World Cup for taking the Madrid job. He lasted only a few months at the helm.Solari took over from Lopetegui as an interim coach and eventually was given a full-time job — with a contract until 2021 — after putting the team back on track. Unlike Zidane, though, he struggled to manage the squad and was at odds with some of its key players, including Marcelo and Francisco “Isco” Alarcon.Jose Mourinho, fired by Manchester United last year, was another strong candidate to replace Solari after succeeding with Madrid in the early 2010s. Other names mentioned included Juergen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Joachim Loew and Antonio Conte, who was highly touted to take over from the fired Lopetegui.Some even wanted the club to consider former star Raul Gonzalez, who has just started coaching one of Madrid’s youth squads. Madrid announced Monday that Zidane accepted an offer to replace Santiago Solari and signed a contract until June 2022 to try to get the club back on track after a disastrous season.The coaching change came less than a week after two losses to Barcelona and another to Ajax — results that eliminated the club from the Champions League and the Copa del Rey and virtually ended its hopes of winning the Spanish league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m very happy to be back home. I’ve recharged my batteries and now I’m ready again for the experience of being Real Madrid’s coach. I’m motivated to be coaching again,” Zidane said. “What I want to do now is return to work and put the club back where it belongs.”Spanish television channel La Sexta was the first to report Zidane’s return. The announcement came after the board of directors met Monday in Madrid. “You have an incredible history with the club, both as a player and as a coach,” Madrid president Florentino Perez told Zidane. “We are proud to have you with us again. You represent the grandiosity of this club. Thank you for your loyalty.”Zidane, who won the 2002 Champions League while playing for Madrid, said he was never in doubt after receiving the offer from Perez.“I love this club, and when the president called me, I couldn’t say no,” Zidane said. “I’ll give everything I have to make this club better.”Zidane quit not long after Madrid won the Champions League title last season, saying that he and the club needed a change in command to keep succeeding. He won nine titles in his first stint with Madrid.Zidane will be in charge of Tuesday’s practice session, and his first game back will be on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium against Celta Vigo. Madrid trails leader Barcelona by 12 points with 11 matches left and is five points behind second-place Atletico Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT UFC fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida But it will be the great Zidane at the helm again.“We’ll get back to work and try to do the right things,” Zidane said. “We have 11 matches left in the league, then we will start thinking about next year and beyond.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Newly appointed Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane arrives at a press conference in Madrid, Monday March 11, 2019. Real Madrid picked one of its most successful coaches to try to end one of its worst crises.Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Real Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID — Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises.Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles before quitting while on top nine months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Justice Ministry Child Section Launches “Anti-Theft” Campaign

first_imgThe Child Justice Section (CJS) of the Ministry of Justice, with support from UNICEF, has launched a juvenile delinquency prevention campaign with emphasis against stealing, in the Borough of New Kru Town.New Kru Town, a slum community, is one of the high-risk communities for juvenile crime.The event will be a community dialogue aimed at discouraging juveniles from coming into conflict with the law, or simply being arrested for theft and other minor offenses.The program is scheduled for Friday, August 28, at the New Kru Town Hall.The Acting Coordinator for the Justice Ministry’s CJS, Ms. Tomah Kennedy, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia, said the campaign is intended to encourage juveniles to make better decisions and to avoid peer pressure that would lead them to commit crimes.These series of dialogues will also address other issues like Super Friday, the abuse of drugs and alcohol, and juvenile violence.She added: “Our ultimate goal is to stop children from getting into conflict with the law and being arrested and to encourage them to make better decisions for their future.”Madam Kennedy pointed out that Friday’s program will comprise of a drama on the theme ‘stealing’ to be performed by the Ministry’s juvenile peer educators. There will be speeches, break-out group discussions and a raffle draw to climax the occasion.“We are expecting that the juveniles in attendance who, after hearing this message, will spread the word to their friends and throughout their community,” said the Acting Coordinator.“The slogan for this dialogue is ‘Think, Talk, Transform,’ with the concept that when we think about the problems and talk about solutions, we can transform lives,” she said.“Earlier this year, we held a dialogue in Bong County where over 350 youth benefitted and discussed how to avoid delinquent behaviors. After New Kru Town, we will move on to another community,” said Ms. Kennedy.Ms. Kennedy boasted that since the establishment of the CJS in 2010, there has been progress in the reduction of juveniles in prison.She explained that the CJS was established to work along with the Judiciary to advocate for juveniles in detention, prevent juvenile delinquency and assist in anti-human trafficking and adoption issues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DNA evidence: Gotcha!

first_img“This really enhances our ability to solve residential and commercial burglaries.” She noted that the United Kingdom has been able to solve 40 percent of its property crimes using DNA technology. And in Denver, where a similar program was launched, police used DNA to capture a suspect in a series of burglaries. The Valley’s pilot program – and five others taking place nationwide – are part of a study on the use of DNA evidence in solving property crimes. Since February 2006, the LAPD has collected 548 DNA samples from 233 burglary scenes. DNA evidence is a crucial issue in California, where state officials are working on a massive expansion of the genetic data bank. Four months after the apartment burglary in North Hollywood, police identified Bone using the DNA on the cigarette. He’d had to give a saliva swab while being booked into the Los Angeles County Jail for violating parole on an earlier robbery conviction, officials said. It was that DNA sample that provided the match. Limited resources Los Angeles residents reported about 20,000 burglaries in 2006, including 7,529 in the Valley. Police estimate they’ve closed 15 percent of last year’s burglary cases in the Valley, a smaller percentage than the closure rate for murders and rapes in which DNA evidence is regularly used. But with only 19 forensic analysts to analyze thousands of cases a year and a backlog of 380 DNA requests in violent crimes, officials say they’re able to take on the burglary cases only by using the grant to contract with outside analysts. A Sheriff Department’s official said that agency faces similar personnel shortages. Using DNA in all burglary cases would double the lab’s caseload, so the department has to limit DNA evidence to investigate only serial burglaries. “We do have limited resources. We apply them to more violent crimes and, prior to this study, nobody knew how effective using DNA on burglaries would be,” said Greg Matheson, director of the LAPD’s criminalist laboratory. “But I think we have shown there is some value.” Under the grant, the LAPD can send 1,000 DNA samples to Orchid Cellmark in Texas for processing. The samples are then returned and run through federal and state DNA banks for analysis at a cost of about $400 each. Specific markers There are 23 sets of chromosomes that carry the genetic markers that determine the makeup of every individual – from gender to brain size. The LAPD looks at 13 specific markers, which are run through the state and federal DNA systems. “If we take a swab from a bottle or a doorknob, we may have 100 cells bearing DNA,” said Harry Klann Jr., a criminalist at the LAPD lab. “We can perform hundreds of tests on the small amount of DNA.” Under Proposition 69, which voters approved in 2004, the DNA of all felony suspects will be collected and analyzed beginning in 2009. Samples from convicted felons and those arrested on suspicion of murder and rape are already being logged into the system. By 2008, the state expects to have more than 1 million DNA profiles in its databank. California has the country’s largest DNA bank, with more than 730,000 genetic profiles and a backlog of 130,000. It generated 261 matches in January alone. “As the data bank grows, our ability to solve all type of crimes where biological evidence can be found at the crime scene expands exponentially,” said Nathan Barankin, a spokesman for the California Attorney General’s Office. “We are seeing a huge increase in the number of database entries,” he said. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The burglar rifled through the North Hollywood apartment, taking a moment to smoke a hand-rolled cigarette before fleeing with a laptop computer, a video camera and some beer. With no witnesses and few other clues, police were hard-pressed to find the culprit. But the cigarette butt left on the kitchen counter gave them the break they needed, providing a source of DNA that led them to arrest suspect Daniel Bone, 32. “He should be called `Bonehead’ for leaving that cigarette butt,” prosecutor James Falco said. “Criminals are not the brightest of people. And DNA evidence is a powerful effective tool to identify and prosecute perpetrators of crime. The beauty of DNA is that you are talking about frequency levels like one in 3 trillion – that’s how powerful it is. “It eliminates everyone else in the world (as a suspect).” Best known for its ability to help identify suspects in murder and rape cases, DNA evidence is increasingly being used by law enforcement to solve burglaries. A $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice is providing the Los Angeles Police Department with the resources to analyze the saliva, blood and other body fluids that suspects leave at the scene of burglaries in the San Fernando Valley. Bone, who has pleaded not guilty and has another hearing scheduled this month in Van Nuys Superior Court, was the first burglary suspect in Los Angeles to be prosecuted based on DNA evidence. Nineteen others have since been identified. “It’s an important step for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles city and the LAPD to be using DNA banking in property crime,” said Lisa Kahn, forensic sciences adviser for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. last_img

UK TV star Lord Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

first_img0Shares0000Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Alan Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies” © POOL/AFP / PAUL EDWARDSLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 20 – British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella”.The Apprentice presenter took down the post after being accused of racism, writing: “Seems it has been interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people… frankly I can’t see that but I think it’s funny.” Alongside the picture of the Senegal team, Sugar also posted images of sunglasses and handbags for sale on a beach.Actress Kelechi Okafor tweeted that Sugar was “constructing this joke on the premise that all black people look alike, are poor and cannot achieve social mobility.“This is why I say that racism is too deeply ingrained within the British psyche for certain people to even realise how damaging and hurtful their ‘jokes’ are.”BBC journalist Babita Sharma added: “A shocking, vile tweet that you take a screen grab of because you know it will soon be deleted.”Sugar responded: “If it so vile why have you retweeted it. You make me sick.”Sugar made his fortune as founder of electronics company Amstrad, and is estimated to be worth £1.15 billion ($1.5 billion, 1.3 billion euros).He was chairman of Premier League club Tottenham between 1991 and 2001, and has presented the British version of The Apprentice since 2005.Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sport for Life Workshops – Indigenous Communities; Active For Life workshop

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Active for Life resource and accompanying full-day workshop was created with guidance from Indigenous leaders throughout the country.On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre be apart of this free workshop for those 15 years of age and older. This course is recommended for any individuals who are working closely with Indigenous people yet you are not required to be of Indigenous ancestry to participate.Participants of the workshop will receive certification via Sport for Life, take away resources and inspiration of how to create a value-added quality sports program into your school activities, community center and after school or youth programs.- Advertisement -Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have;Ideas on how to create quality experiences in their sport, physical activity, and recreation programs An understanding of physical literacy, which is the development of movement skills, confidence, and motivation to be active for lifeTools, resources, and action plans to further support their delivery of quality sport and physical activity programs in their communityIdeas to support their participants’ physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural needsA certificate of workshop completion and 3 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) points (if applicable)Registration online is highly encouraged; CLICK HEREFurther information;Advertisement David Green; dgreen@fortstjohn.caKim Leming; kleming@isparc.calast_img read more

Chinese fans cry foul over footballing body’s drastic bans

first_img0Shares0000With global interest in Chinese football growing, the CFA has been busy dishing out harsh bans, fines or warnings for on- and off-field misdemeanours © AFP / STRShanghai, China, Aug 15 – Players and coaches traipse before the Chinese Football Association (CFA) like naughty school children to plead their innocence, then await their fate. It is rarely good news.With global interest in Chinese football growing, the CFA has been busy dishing out bans, fines or warnings for on- and off-field misdemeanours that would go unpunished or receive a mere wrist slap in most countries. Kicking a water bottle in anger? That will cost you 15,000 yuan ($2,200) and a three-game ban. Wearing jewellery while playing for China? Barred from the team for a year. Criticising a referee? A 20,000 yuan fine and two-match stadium ban.Attempting to guess the harsh extent of the CFA’s weekly punishments has become something of a sport itself among fans who vent their exasperation online.Brazilian star Oscar was banned for eight matches last season for kicking the ball at an opponent © AFP / JOHANNES EISELEThe regular “punishment notices” are jokingly referred to by some supporters as the “routine CFA Xiaoping calligraphy exhibition” — disciplinary committee director Wang Xiaoping signs each notice.Chinese football has come under increasing official scrutiny in recent years after President Xi Jinping expressed ambitions of Chinese football someday rivalling the world’s best. After clubs took that cue too far and went on a massive spending spree for foreign players, authorities last year imposed caps on transfers to prevent “irrational” expenditure.Ji Zhe, an expert on Chinese football, said the rash of punishments showed a “lack of consistency and transparency about the rules”.“The severity of the bans is perhaps also another way for the CFA and the CSL to exert control and practise an old Chinese saying, ‘Kill the chicken to scare the monkey,’” said Zhe, director at sports marketing firm Red Lantern, which specialises in China.– ‘Causing chaos’ –Expensive foreign coaches and players — whose presence in the country has put the Chinese Super League (CSL) on the footballing map — have not escaped censure.Shanghai SIPG’s Oscar, who at 60 million euros ($67.9 million) was the most expensive player ever in Asian football when he arrived in 2017, was banned for eight matches last season for kicking the ball at an opponent, triggering an all-out brawl.Team-mate Hulk wore a T-shirt in support of his fellow Brazilian — cue two-match ban.Andre Villas-Boas, SIPG’s coach at the time, was also hit with a two-game ban because he wrote on Instagram in defence of Oscar: “355 career games; 5 years in the English Premier League; 47 appearances for Brazil; 70 goals. ZERO RED CARDS!!! 8 games suspended.”Villas-Boas, hardly the bad boy of the English Premier League while in charge at Chelsea and then Tottenham Hotspur, was also later banned for eight games after he criticised a referee.The Portuguese spent only one season in China before leaving last November. There are suggestions that the bans were a major reason for him quitting.The CFA’s disciplinary organs came under the spotlight again last week when they banned Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li for six games after he “interfered with the normal order of the game, causing chaos and adverse social impact”.Zhang had been accused of using a racial slur against Shanghai Shenhua’s Senegalese striker Demba Ba, but the punishment notice made no mention of that. Zhang strenuously denies using a racist word and has threatened to sue, prompting many to ask: if racism wasn’t mentioned, why the long ban? Zhe said the disciplinary spree may be “a sign that the rule book is not as comprehensive as it should be — I do know that one exists.“It feels like it’s a ban-by-committee mechanism and each incident is treated individually and at the whim of the committee, whoever that might be.” AFP asked the CFA about its disciplinary procedures but it declined to comment.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Brave Arranmore lifeboat crew complete gruelling 14 hour rescue

first_imgThe Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat crew have finally arrived home after a rescue which took fourteen and a half hours to complete. At 3:30am the Lifeboat was launched to assist an enormous 245-tonne fishing boat which got into difficulty with five people on board.The 24-metre boat had left Killybegs in the early hours of this morning, but the ship got into difficulty as their engine failed 10 miles north-west of Glen Head. They reached the ship at 5 am, and battled extremely challenging weather conditions in the darkness, with a two-meter swell and west/south-west winds with a force of 5-7.When they reached the fishing vessel, the lifeboat crew managed to get a tow rope on board – but the tow rope broke several times due to the weight of the boat and the high swell.Finally, having secured the rope, the lifeboat towed the boat to safety at Killybegs Harbour. The tow took a gruelling nine hours to complete, with the lifeboat crew finally arriving home at 6 pm after refuelling at Burtonport.Lifeboat Coxswain, Jimmy Early, paid tribute to the crew of the fishing vessel.“They were a very experienced fishing crew and knew exactly what was required to bring them safely ashore, now it’s bedtime, hopefully.”Brave Arranmore lifeboat crew complete gruelling 14 hour rescue was last modified: August 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arranmoreglen headKillybegsrescueRNLIlast_img read more

India can aim for a top-6 finish at Rio Olympics: Rasquinha

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha today credited high performance director Roelant Oltmans for the national teams improved performance in recent years and said it should at least aim for a top-6 finish at the upcoming Rio Olympics. “We have had two fantastic wins over England and the Netherlands in the World League Final. Oltmans is the best possible man to coach the side. We are doing well tactically,” the 35-year-old Rasquinha, a two-time Olympian, said on the sidelines of an event. Asked if the team was lacking in any front, he said, “There is an element of consistency, which is missing, we need to improve our short corners both defensive and offensive. Defence as a team is an area we need improvement. I am sure Oltmans knows it well, he knows the players inside out.” About the prospects in Rio, he said, “Realistically, we must eye a top-6 finish. We have to climb the ladder one step at a time. First goal is qualify for the quarters, and then it can be anybodys game.” Rasquinha, who is the CEO of non-profit organistaion Olympic Gold Quest, was here on the occasion of the signing of a MoU between OGQ and Genpact, a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services, with a mission to support Indian women athletes in winning medals at the Olympics. Rasquinha said, “Its extremely hard to predict the number of medals. We need to know how to enjoy the journey. We will keep improving. I am sure we will win more medals in Rio than London (Olympics in 2012).” When asked to comment on the qualification of the Indian womens hockey team for Rio Games, he said, “Its amazing that womens hockey will be there in Olympics after 36 years. Hockey India has been very encouraging towards womens hockey.” During the signing of the MoU, one of the founding members of OGQ, Geet Sethi, a nine-time cue sports champion, said, ” There has been massive improvement in the last 10-20 years. The government has opened its purse strings and they now want us to win medals in Olympics. Sporting performance will go up with the economic fevelopment of the country. “We can win more than six medals in Rio – shooting, badmintom, wrestling and boxing are the disciplines where we can win medals. There are many medals on offer in shooting. “We have to ensure that the athletes potential is fulfilled.” Sasha Sanyal, Senior Vice President ? Strategy and Diversity & Inclusion Leader – Genpact, said, “Gender diversity and supporting women to achieve their full potential are something that we drive with everything we have here at Genpact. “Were excited to extend this to supporting women in sports – where values such as meritocracy, focus, leadership and grit reflect our own values so well. Its a journey that we are all truly proud to be taking.” PTI AH KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Bürklin: pocket-sized thermal camera withstanding dirt and moisture

first_img Continue Reading Previous Silicon Labs enhances Si479xx automotive tuner family with SDR technologyNext Rutronik: cost-effective nRF9160 development kit from Nordic “Give the customer more than they expect” is the philosophy that John Fluke built his company on — and that still drives it today. In that spirit, Fluke has revamped its entire line of industrial thermal cameras with more premium features packed into every model, providing higher value for the customer and allowing the company to reduce the number of cameras it offers to simplify the buying process.These Fluke cameras are optimally engineered to enable industrial professionals to safely, quickly, and easily find, assess, and solve mission-critical problems before they result in downtime, become costly, or even disastrous.The PTi120 Pocket Thermal Imager from Fluke offers a pocket-sized thermal camera that withstands dirt and moisture. The ability to survive a 1-meter drop offers industrial technicians a durable solution for quick temperature scans of electrical equipment, pumps, motors, building systems, HVAC and process control equipment for hot spots and cold spots that can indicate early signs of trouble.The pocket-sized and the industrial rugged form factor paired with Fluke Connect Asset Tagging and IR-Fusion technology offer a powerful combination. Fluke Connect Asset Tagging eliminates the sorting and organizing of infrared images by simply scanning the asset’s QR code or barcode. The touchscreen display offers IR-Fusion which blends a visible light image with an infrared image simply by sliding your finger across the screen.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more