Zidane ‘did internship’ with Guardiola

first_imgThe admiration is mutual. The compliments between the two flew from Manchester to Madrid and returned to the English city as soon as the result of the round of 16 of the Champions League was known. Asked by Zidane, Guardiola did not save praise: “When I left Barcelona I wanted to play in Juve with Zidane, but it could not be. I admire him and it is really good that this type of people is in football. It will be a pleasure to see him again” . Days later, Zizou returned the flowers: “I played against him many times. I respected him as a player and I respect him as a coach, because I think he is the best in the world. He has shown it throughout his career. “ This Tuesday, Zizou has insisted on hanging the poster of the best in the world to Santpedor.The Zidane caseZidane’s case and obtaining his UEFA Pro license was tricky. It all started with the complaint of Miguel Galán, representative of the Spanish coaches and director of CENAFE (National Training Center of Coaches), considering that the French worked as a technician of Castilla without having the title required by the RFEF to train in this category. “That Real Madrid is one of the most recognized institutions in the world and Mr. Zidane one of the symbols of this sport, does not exempt them from complying with the rules that bind us all,” said the complainant. Subsequently the National Committee of FEF trainers adhered to the complaint. The only Competition Judge disqualified the French for three months (the sanction was ratified by Appeal), but the TAD (Administrative Court of Sport) estimated the appeal of Madrid, annulled the punishment and allowed Zidane to continue training Castilla.Zizou, when he started in front of Castilla, had the UEFA ‘A’ License, equivalent to Level 2. The card was being taken out with the French federation, which required less time (just over two years) than in Spain, where obtaining it of the card in Spain extends over about six years (between theory and practice). In May 2015, it was Zidane himself who announced on Instagram that he already had the UEFA Pro Level 3 license required by the RFEF to be able to train from Third to First Division: “Very proud to complete and receive the diploma. Mission accomplished.” After a year he was coach of Real Madrid and raised the Eleventh. What came next is the golden history of Real Madrid: two more Champions, one League, two European Super Cups, two Club World Cups, one Spanish Super Cup … “We are inspired by what he did. That motivates us more, in any case we are not worried or afraid to play against Guardiola and his teams. I spent a few days with him when I was at Bayern, talking about training and how he manages a team and he was very sincere “Zidane said Tuesday when asked about that experience. For the first time since he is the first coach, Zinedine Zidane faces Pep Guardiola in an official match (faces were seen in the International Champions Cup), one of its inspiring sources when deciding to sit on a bench and one of the technicians with whom he did his ‘practices’. It was in Munich. While the title was being taken out (UEFA Pro Level 3 License), and while heading to Castilla, the Frenchman traveled to the German city and stayed there for two days to learn about Guardiola’s methods. Zizou He moved to Germany on March 24, 2015, after losing 2-1 with Lightning B, and he did it with two former teammates of the French team who were also obtaining the license: the former Madridista Makelele and Willy Sagnol, former Bayern player for eight years. French exfutbolistas Diomède, Claude Le Roy, Franck Thivilier and Guy Lacombe were also with them.It was not the first time that the coach of Castilla made a trip to soak up the training systems of other contrasted technicians. In December 2014 he was in Marseille to see Bielsa and previously moved to Lyon to carry out practices related to obtaining the license. Of course, the now first Real Madrid coach always showed admiration for Guardiola’s methods, as he made clear in an interview in Welt am Sonntag One month before traveling to Germany: “Guardiola is a great coach, I like how he works; he inspires me.”Zidane, in 2015, when he traveled to Munich to visit Guardiola.last_img read more

Cavs prove credentials with win over Spurs

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP):Cleveland’s LeBron James scored 29 points as the Cavaliers belatedly beat one of the top NBA teams by downing San Antonio 117-103 on Saturday night.The Cavaliers had been 0-5 against Golden State, San Antonio and Chicago – three of the teams contending for the title this season along with Cleveland – but broke through for a win that would silence some critics.Those critics might now turn their eyes to Golden State, as the Warriors needed a basket with two-tenths of a second left to beat Philadelphia in a clash of the league’s top and bottom teams.Elsewhere, Toronto extended its winning streak to a team record 11 games by downing Detroit and Memphis held on against a strong finish by Sacramento.Cleveland’s Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving added 21 apiece as the Cavaliers won a fourth straight under new coach Tyronn Lue, who replaced the fired David Blatt.Kawhi Leonard scored 24 for the Spurs, who still retain a healthy 11-1/2 game lead in the Southwest Division.HARD WORKToronto were forced to work hard to extend their record streak, with DeMar DeRozan’s 29 points helping the Raptors beat Detroit 111-107. Kyle Lowry had 18 points for the Raptors, who opened their lead in the Atlantic Division to 5-1/2 games. Reserve guard Brandon Jennings led the way for Detroit with 22 points.Golden State’s Harrison Barnes hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer to give the Warriors a 108-105 win against Philadelphia. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, who nearly blew a 24-point second-half lead.Their sixth straight win improved the Warriors to 43-4; tying the best win-loss record over 47 games in NBA history.Isaiah Canaan had 18 points to lead the 76ers, who dropped to 7-41.Memphis’ Jeff Green scored 29 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 121-117 win against fast-finishing Sacramento.The Kings pulled within 118-117 on a three-pointer from Darren Collison with 18.7 seconds left. Courtney Lee sank two free throws for the Grizzlies to create a 120-117 lead. On the next possession, Collison lost the ball, allowing Memphis to hold on for a third straight win and send the Kings to a fourth successive loss.Marc Gasol had 22 points for Memphis and Rudy Gay led the Kings with 21 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

Roberto Martinez: Everton star OUT until the start of pre-season

first_img1 Everton defender Leighton Baines has had surgery on an established ankle problem in a bid to ensure he is pain-free for the first time in three years.The 30-year-old left-back had an operation on Wednesday and will miss the Toffees’ last two matches of the season plus England’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia next month.Baines was forced off with the problem in the second half of last weekend’s defeat at home to Sunderland and that forced Everton’s medical team to have a proper look at the injury.“Leighton had a little bit of instability in his ankle and in the last two weeks it flared up and against Sunderland the pain he was having was intolerable,” said manager Roberto Martinez.“We got it checked and it needed a little bit of repair work so he had the surgery yesterday.“It was a straightforward operation just to clear the ankle so he will be out now until the start of pre-season but it is exactly what he needed.” Leighton Baines in action for England last_img read more

WEATHER HELL: BUSINESS FEELING THE BITE FROM BIG CHILL

first_imgTRADERS across the county will be praying for a weekend thaw – to save Christmas.Crazy weather conditions have severely hit businesses across the county as people struggle to reach the main towns.Shopping areas in Letterkenny and Donegal Town have been badly hit, with one shop owner admitting: “If we don’t get the thaw, it will be a nightmare.” The only upside for local Donegal businesses is that the roads to Derry, Strabane, Omagh and Enniskillen are so bad, people aren’t going North to spend either.The shop owner in Letterkenny, who asked not to be named, admitted: “We rely on this time of the year for 30% of our annual takings, but the weather has been so bad we are way behind where we would normally be.“We have good offers, even better than the North, but if people aren’t shopping because of the weather there is nothing we can do about it.“We had hoped to get a pre-Budget lift, but it didn’t happen and now that people are feeling the pinch, they are unlikely to spend now.” Pubs, clubs and hotels are also suffering with a string of Christmas parties and other events cancelled.Letterkenny is particularly quiet for this time of the year, but it’s the same story in many other towns across the county.“This could ruin us,” admitted one publican.“People aren’t coming out. We’ve had so many party cancellations. We need a thaw or Christmas will be cancelled – and jobs will be lost.”Ends WEATHER HELL: BUSINESS FEELING THE BITE FROM BIG CHILL was last modified: December 8th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

CONFIRMED: DONEGAL TO DUBLIN AIRLINK TO BE RETAINED

first_imgDONEGAL Airport’s flight service to Dublin is being retained, it was confirmed today.The Department of Transport has signed off on tender documentation – and has contacted the European Commission to allow Aer Arann to continue to operate the route until the tender process is completed in October.The company’s current PSO tender is due to end in a couple of months. It’s great news for local people, tourism and the business sector.Eilis Barrett, Operations Manager for Donegal Airport told donegaldaily.com: “At a meeting this morning between Donegal Airport management and the Department of Transport it was confirmed that PSO and tender notifications for the  PSO air service on the Donegal-Dublin route have been issued from the Department to the European Commission and are expected to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Communities this month.“The specifications for services and schedules on the route are the same as currently exists (e.g. twice daily to Dublin including morning and evening rotations).“It is anticipated that the new PSO air service will commence in October. In the meantime, the Department of Transport is engaged in discussions with the European Commission concerning the continuity of services on the Donegal-Dublin route until the new PSO air service contract is awarded.” It’s understood Aer Arann will be among those tendering for the route, which is subsidised under Government policy for rural communities.CONFIRMED: DONEGAL TO DUBLIN AIRLINK TO BE RETAINED was last modified: April 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Crane crashes parenting class

first_imgA crane toppled onto a one-story commercial building, the site of a parenting class, slightly injuring a woman and her baby, a city fire official said. The accident was reported at 10:33 a.m. at 6095 W. Pico Blvd., near La Jolla Avenue in the Mid City, Los Angeles city fire spokesman Geoff Beckenhauer said. According to KABC-TV (7), the crane was lifting a billboard when it fell onto the building. A parenting class had just started at Cool Baby when the crash occurred. When the crane collapsed, two parents and two children were inside. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A witness offered to help. “I see around eight kids running with their moms coming outside,” Fabio Malbar told KABC-TV (7). “I bring one kid outside because I know there a lot of kids inside.” An baby boy and his mother suffered minor scrapes and bruises, Beckenhauer said. They were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A portion of Pico Boulevard was briefly closed after the accident, Beckenhauer said. The accident’s cause is under investigation. 160Want 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

Donegal Rehab centre receives over €3500 from fun run

first_imgA 5K/10K fun run was held to raise much needed funds for the Rehab centre in Letterkenny. A staggering amount of just over €3500 was raised on the day through donations and a raffle.The run was held by family & friends in memory of the late Conor Boyle.Over 170 people participated in the run. “The turnout today showed that Conor Boyle and Seán Sweeney has a special place in the heart of this community” – said event organiser John Walsh. In picture above, Marie Feeley from the rehab centre is accepting cheque from event organiser and close friend of Conor, John Walsh. On the left is Rick Cannard and on right is Liam McElhinney workers in the rehab centre. The amount raised was €3,613.59 which will go towards the great work being undertaken by the rehab centre everyday.Donegal Rehab centre receives over €3500 from fun run was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:3500ChequeConor’s fun runlast_img read more

Man who operated taxi for 30 years claimed he was giving fare money to charity

first_imgA pensioner who was operating a taxi without a license for 30 years claims he was giving all his earnings to charity.73-year-old Angus Stewart appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with operating a taxi without a license. National Transport Authority officer Eugene MacHale gave evidence of calling Stewart on his mobile phone on August 23rd last and ordering a taxi.Stewart, of Roughan, Lifford, said he was on a taxi run but collected Mr MacHale a short time later and took him from Lifford to Letterkenny and charged him €20.Officer MacHale identified himself and asked Stewart if he had a taxi license for his car, a 171 registered Skoda Superb.The accused said he had not and officer MacHale then said he asked Stewart how long he had been driving without a taxi license and the accused replied 30 years.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client had thought that officer McHale had simply asked him how long he had been driving.“There is no possible way he has been driving around Lifford without a license for 30 years,” said Mr Dorrian.He asked officer MacHale if he knew what Stewart was doing with the money he got from operating his taxi but officer MacHale said he did not.Mr Dorrian said his client and some colleagues had been involved in fundraising and had managed to collect more than €100,000 for the Donegal Hospice and other charities.He added that his client had four adult children who had never smoked a cigarette or taken a drink in his life.Judge Paul Kelly fined Stewart €100 for operating a taxi without a license.Man who operated taxi for 30 years claimed he was giving fare money to charity was last modified: December 6th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Angus StewartdonegalLiffordtaxilast_img read more

BRAVE 96-YEAR-OLD VOWS TO RETURN TO HER HOME AFTER ATTACK BY BURGLARS

first_imgTHE 96-year-old woman assaulted and gagged in her home by masked raiders has vowed to return to her home.The pensioner is expected to make a full recovery after being punched in the ribs during the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.Family friends say the pensioner is “fiercely independent” and won’t be “bullied by this scum.” The elderly lady is still being treated at Letterkenny General Hospital as Gardai step up their hunt for her two attackers.Gardai say a man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava had entered her house in Aghilly, Buncrana, through the kitchen window around 12.30am on Saturday.We understand that Gardai believe her attacker – accompanied by a second man – is from the area.The burglar punched the pensioner in the ribs before gagging her. He left the house with her handbag containing some money and bank cards.The woman managed to alert gardaí by activating her panic button.Two men wearing dark clothes and speaking with local accents were seen leaving the area afterwards and heading in the direction of Tullydish.Local TD Padraig MacLochlainn, who lives very close to the victim, says he believes the attackers knew the pensioner – and knew she was vulnerable.“The Gardai have been very active on this investigation and I would appeal to anyone who might have seen these people hanging about to contact the Gardai. “These scumbags need to be brought to justice and people must be allowed to sleep soundly in their houses,” he said.BRAVE 96-YEAR-OLD VOWS TO RETURN TO HER HOME AFTER ATTACK BY BURGLARS was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BRAVE 96-YEAR-OLD VOWS TO RETURN TO HER HOME AFTER ATTACK BY BURGLARSlast_img read more

2 Americans, German win Nobel Prize

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Until Glauber published his theories in 1963, scientists dismissed the idea that quantum theory, which was developed to describe the behavior of particles, had any application to light. But Glauber showed that certain types of light – including lasers – could only be fully understood using quantum methods, which treat light as individual packets of energy rather than continuous waves. “His results are fundamental for our modern understanding of the behavior of light,” said Sune Svanberg, chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics. Researchers have used Glauber’s insights to create exotic lasers and devices that hold tiny samples in place with the pressure of photons. More recently, the possibility has arisen of building computers that use light, rather than electricity, to do their calculations. Hall and Haensch built on Glauber’s discovery by developing a means of measuring the frequency of a laser beam to a precision of one part in a thousand-trillion. With that ability, scientists can build optical clocks that keep time more accurately than existing atomic devices. They can also improve the precision of distance measurements accordingly. “This in turn will allow better GPS systems, better space navigation and improved control of astronomical telescope arrays,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted in awarding the prize. The research could also be useful in creating better digital animation. “Eventually, we may be able to enjoy three-dimensional holographic movies,” Haensch said. Borje Johansson, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, called the academy’s choice “a typical physics prize.” “First someone breaks down a barrier, and then things happen,” Johansson said. “The common man can have great use of this.” Sensitive quantum optics measurement techniques also offer opportunities to learn more physics, said Marlan Scully, a professor at Texas A&M University. They can be used to determine whether physical constants are truly fixed, or change ever so slightly over time. Quantum optics can also be used to detect gravitational waves, ripples in space that are predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity but have never been observed. “By making more precise measurements we are able to confront ever more subtle questions,” Scully said. None of the three scientists said they expected to win a Nobel. “It’s a huge surprise, a great pleasure,” Hall said. Hall works in a lab that already has two Nobel winners. His colleagues Eric A. Cornell and Carl E. Wieman won the physics Nobel in 2001 for their creation of the Bose-Einstein condensate, an exotic state of supercold matter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for optics research that is improving the accuracy of such precision instruments as GPS locators, atomic clocks and navigation systems. Americans John L. Hall and Roy J. Glauber shared the prize with Theodor W. Haensch of Germany. Glauber, 80, of Harvard University, took half of the $1.3 million award for showing how the quantum nature of light can affect its behavior. His insights led to the work of Hall, 71, a professor at the University of Colorado, and Haensch, 63, of the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet in Munich. Hall and Haensch will share the other half of the prize. Glauber thought it was a joke when the phone jolted him awake early Tuesday and a man with a Swedish accent told he had won the Nobel Prize. He recognized the voice as a scientist he knows and thought it was a prank. “I could scarcely believe him,” he said. “But there was something very persuasive about that hour of the morning.” last_img read more