Fede Valverde: “Zidane talks to you as if he were your friend”

first_img“Must try to avoid going out, you have to take care of yourself, is what says the government and it is the best for everyone, to end all this and to someday be able to go outside and enjoy again “, he concluded During the live show, the Uruguayan also took the opportunity to praise your peers Modric, Casemiro and Kroos, the latter for the “admirable tranquility” it shows on the pitch. Furthermore, being consulted by other midfielders of LaLiga, Valverde took the opportunity to highlight his compatriot Mauro Arambarri, from Getafe; to Dani Parejo, from Valencia; and to Norwegian Martin Odegaard, who is loaned by the merengue set to the Real society.On the other hand, the Birdie chow did he live the quarantine by COVID-19 in the capital of Spain, where meet with your partner, the Argentine journalist Mina Bonino, her little son Benicio and her mother-in-law. During this time, projection That train at home, in addition to carrying out different activities, such as to play to the playstation with friends, board games with his family and watching television, and confessed that he does not cook or clean at home but helps “by ordering.” Uruguayan midfielder from Real Madrid Federico Valverde highlighted this Friday the work of his coach, Zinedine Zidane, for the treatment that this has with their players and for the confidence that makes them feel. “Zidane te speaks like be your friend“explained the Birdie during a live broadcast for the account of Instagram of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), in which some 4,000 people participated.Also, the midfielder with past in the Peñarohe and he Sports stressed that each word issued by the technician “you have to save it inside the head “, because this” in addition to being a coach is a legend to world levell “. In accordance with this, Valverde he remembered the performance of the then French player in the World Cup Germany 2006, in which your selection finished second after lose the final to Italy on penalties, although he noted that he never told Zidane that saw that match at home when he was eight years.last_img read more

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Fort St John Huskies win Saturday night home opener over Sexsmith Vipers

first_imgAt 3:41 into the third frame, Connor Kindrat would score on a power play, with an assist from Jeridyn Loewen, making the score 3-2 behind the Vipers.Then at 5:59 into the period, Nick Loewen would score a goal, with assists from Gary Loewen and Jared Loewen, making the score tied at three apiece.Then the next Huskies goal would come at 8:20 into the frame as Aiden Tegart would score one on the Vipers with an assist by Jeridyn Loewen, taking the lead of 4-3.To finish off the night, at 5:11 remaining, Dean Whitcomb would score a goal on Sexsmith, with a double assist from Cayden Frenette and Connor Kindrat, making it a final score of 5-3 over the Vipers.Advertisement Up next, the Huskies will be on the road to Sexsmith, on October 4, to once again take on the Vipers. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the Sexsmith Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were at the North Peace Arena on Saturday night for their home opener as they hosted the Sexsmith Vipers.At 8:37 into the game, the Vipers would score the first goal making it 1-0 over the Huskies.Then at 8:37 remaining in the first frame, Nick Loewen would score on the Vipers in a power play, with assists from Connor Kindrat and Jared Loewen, making the score tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -To finish off the period, at 1:35 remaining, Sexsmith would score making it 2-1 over the Huskies.Although, the next goal would not come until near the very end of the second period as the Vipers would score another one on the Pups with 35 seconds remaining. This would increase Sexsmith’s lead 3-1.Then in period three, things would start to turn around for the Huskies.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNaomh MhuireThere will be a coaching course run by the Ulster Council in Ardara this Wednesday night at 7.30pm. The course will look at the fundamentals and how we should be coaching under 6 to under 10 players. Coaches are encouraged to attend. The under 13 boys season is now complete.The Seniors have no game this weekend. The Intermediate Reserve Championship second leg game against Termon is scheduled for this Saturday at the Banks with a 5pm throw in. The Reserves had a good display last weekend but were defeated by two points and need to win this weekend. All support appreciated. Beidh scòr aithùil naomh múire ar siùl ar 12 do dheireadh fomhar duine òg faoí 17 i ceantar naomh múire ar maith leis pairt a glacadh ann. Tuileadh eolas o sheamus mac Ruairi na fo cumann naomh mùire. Na ò brid anna ni Bhaoill ag club óige RnaF. Scòr aithùil naomh mhùire oìche aoine in aislann Rann na Feirste ag 7.30pm cèad isteach €5. Bìgì linn. Na comòrtas. Rince foirne. Amhranaiocht aonair. Ceol uirlise. Aithseoireachta na scèalaiochta. Ballad grupa. Nua cleas. Trath na gceist. Rince set. Le clarù agus tuileadh eolas dean e roimhe 6.00pm de ceadaoine. Seamus mac ruairì, Anton O Dochartaigh, fo cumann naomh mhùire. Na Brìd anna ni Bhaoill club òige Rann na Feirste.Naomh mhuire heats of Scór na nÓg will take place in Aislann Rann na feirste on fri 12th Oct @ 7.30,this is a fine showcase for all our u17s to show their talents and quailify for the regional heats of Scor na nÓg Dún na nGall which will take place later in the month in Rann na feirste. A meeting of committee and anyone interested in the running of the show will take place in The Aishlann at 7pm on Wed night. Anyone interested in taking part, contact Seamus MacRuairi, Bridanna Ni Bhaoill, Anton O Dochartaigh.Peil na mBan: the u16 final could be played this weekend so keep an eye out on the FB page or the Web for the fixture. The minors are still waiting to see who their opponents in the semi-final will be. Co. u13 development training starts this Saturday. Text message will be sent to the parents of the girls concerned, so ask people to make arrangements for the girls to get to the training. Big plans are afoot for a big Halloween surprise in the clubhouse, details will be announced later in the week.Lotto details for week 3rd October. Jackpot 3080 euro. No jackpot winner and three match 3 winners: Michael Kavanagh – Rann na feirste, Joey Doherty – Beal na Cruite agus Aidan Hughes – Mullachdubh.. Numbers were 2-4-18-21. Next 100 club draw is on 31st Oct. Some subs still outstanding from last months draw so can sellers please get money asap. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 9th, 2012 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:Naomh Mhuire Club noteslast_img read more



first_imgJim McGuinness is on the verge of committing himself to another season as Donegal manager after he met with his players behind closed doors at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny today.Jim McGuinness – received full backing of panel at secret meeting last night.The All-Ireland winning manager was told that he has the full support of his squad if he decides to stay on.Some of the players even revealed they would walk away if McGuinness decides to quit. The Glenties man, who has already received the backing of the Donegal County Board, is now expected to remain on as manager.A perfectly-placed source told Donegal Daily that support for McGuinness was unanimous amongst the panel.“Jim wanted to find out if there was any reservations amongst the panel about him staying on.“But he received unanimous support from the team down to the last man. “The overall message from the players is that they want to win Ulster again and go on and win another All-Ireland,” said the source.Many thought McGuinness may walk away from his post and concentrate on his role with Celtic FC.But it is understood he has spoken with Celtic manager Neil Lennon who also gave him the go-ahead to remain on as Donegal boss for another year.It is also believed McGuinness did not like the manner of the defeat by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final and by how many pundits have dismissed the team as a one season wonder.The County Board has an executive meeting on Monday evening. Sources say they expect McGuinness to honour is four-year agreement and to continue to manage Donegal.Jim is not expected to attend that meeting.McGUINNESS GETS FULL BACKING OF PLAYERS AFTER MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE was last modified: August 25th, 2013 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:Jim McGuinnessmeetingplayerssupportlast_img read more


What’s in a name? Irony in an L.A. moniker

first_img Speaking of things that don’t fit with their namesake, there will eventually be a library named after George W. Bush. Let’s just say that there probably won’t be a lot of books there – you know, things we normally associate with libraries. I know it’s a cheap shot, but note that I have the decency not to go after his wife. As a city we already have a host of problems. The traffic, the smog, the language barriers, the economic gaps, the housing cost comparable to that for a condo on the lunar surface. We have issues, and we have plenty of people willing to point them out (I’m including myself). My point being: We don’t have to work hard to give our dissenters/residents fodder. So the next time you’re crawling along the segregation line of Los Angeles, named after a woman who personified protesting against segregation, go ahead and yell out, ”This city is retarded.” Those aren’t what you would call “fighting words.” Tina Dupuy is a stand-up comic and a writer living in Los Angeles. She’s the author of the blog www.sardonicsideshow.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! President George W. Bush may equate dissent with disloyalty, but the same is not true of those who can be called Angelenos. Complaining about Los Angeles is actually a citywide pastime. It’s a bonding ritual for the residents. Go to any bar, restaurant or public event and yell at the top of your lungs, ”This city is retarded!” Watch all within earshot nod their heads in agreement and then quickly go back to talking about themselves. A city undefended against critics? That’s part of its charm. It’s the glue that binds us as we sit alone in traffic. With that all being said, someone needs to point out the following: This city has a race chasm. It’s called the 10 Freeway. It has commonly been observed that that freeway is the racial divide for the city’s black residents. This city is racially segregated. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Well, the Los Angeles stretch of Interstate 10 has been named the Rosa Parks Freeway. That’s right. The heroine of the civil-rights movement. The woman who became a symbol of integration. The icon, small in stature, who stood up to oppression. Rosa Parks died last month peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The Senate unanimously passed a resolution that allowed her to lie in repose at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. – the first woman shown that honor. How do we celebrate her legacy in the City of Angels? The answer: Ironically. My question: What would have been wrong with dubbing the 5 Freeway, or any other freeway in this city, after Rosa? This naming of the 10 after Rosa Parks is like naming a brand of crop pesticide after Cesar Chavez, renaming the Hooters chain after Gloria Steinem, naming a home for single mothers after Margaret Sanger, or naming a smart-bomb after Ghandi. Yes, it’s an honor to have things named after you – but not just anything. last_img read more

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first_imgConcern has been expressed after a catheter bag was found full of urine in the centre of Buncrana.The catheter bag found on the street in Buncrana this morning.It has not yet been established how the medical device ended up being dumped in St Mary’s carpark.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has contacted the local town council who are in the process of having the device removed. “I hope that whoever had the catheter bag is not in distress.“The reason I contacted the council was to have it removed was in case any children came across it,” he said. CONCERN AFTER MEDICAL DEVICE FOUND DUMPED ON STREET was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 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:buncranaCATHETER BAGCllr Ciaran McLaughlinlast_img read more


‘Hard Knocks’ awards: Antonio Brown delivers tour-de-force performance

first_imgAntonio Brown dominated Episode 3 of “Hard Knocks” just like he ruled the NFL world’s headlines all week.The mercurial Raiders receiver was the thread that tied Tuesday’s episode together.At the outset, the Raiders were waiting on him to return to their training camp, and just before the end came general manager Mike Mayock’s now-famous ultimatum directed toward Brown.In between, he charmed his teammates and coaches, the NFL Films cameras particularly trained on head coach Jon Gruden. …last_img read more

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More broadband for South Africa

first_imgBy the end of this year, all South African universities and public research institutions will have access to internet broadband, at a speed equivalent to that of more developed nations.  (Image: www.cxo.eu.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Christiaan Kuun  Project Manager  SANReN  +27 12 841 2876 • Tendani Tsedu   CSIR  +27 12 841 3417RELATED ARTICLES • SA universities to get fast broadband • Learning through gaming • Africa to get even more broadband • Great astronomy, with or without SKA • African eyes on the universe Emily van RijswijckBy the end of this year, all South African universities and public research institutions will have access to internet broadband, at a speed equivalent to that of more developed nations.South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training has announced that the Department of Science and Technology is to invest R886-million (US$117-million) into linking local universities and public research organisations, through a broadband connection with a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.The development signals a new era in research and cooperation for South Africa. It places the country on a par with the rest of the developed world for the first time.South Africa’s message to overseas scientists is clear. “Scientists will be able to come to the country, knowing that they can access the same quality ICT services as they are used to in their home countries,” says Christiaan Kuun, project manager for the South African National Research Network (SANReN)SANReN forms part of the government’s goal to expand scientific infrastructure and create a new national research and education network (NREN) in South Africa.The SANReN project, which is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, kicked off in 2007 to create an enabling information technology environment for students and researchers at tertiary institutions.SANReN for rural areasAccording to the Meraka Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), tertiary institutions in rural areas are the latest to benefit from the SANReN roll-out.The Meraka Institute is in charge of implementation and oversight of the project. The institute focuses on advancement and research in information technology.As part of phase two of the project, infrastructure development is being extended to smaller, rural universities and satellite campuses around the country.The University of Venda and its satellite campuses in the North West province, Limpopo, and the Eastern Cape among others, will later this year connect to SANReN for the first time.This will make it possible to access the internet at a minimum speed of one gigabit per second.Phase one, which was completed late last year, made it possible for 105 tertiary and research councils, among them 23 educational institutions and eight science councils, to connect to SANReN.The South African Large Telescope (Salt) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) connections were also finalised in the first phase, which now enables local and international scientists to process large quantities of data every day.How it worksThe SANReN national ring network connects all South Africa’s major cities – Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London –with each other. This connection offers a speed of 10 gigabits per second.International connectivity is provided through the Seacom undersea cable and a joint collaboration with the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa and international networks such as GÉANT, a pan-European research and education network.ICT for EducationProf Hlengiwe Mkhize, deputy minister of higher education, says that the network forms part of the government’s desire to fast track research and education abilities through ICT at all tertiary institutions, with priority given to rural based institutions.Mkhize represented the country at the Southern African ICT for Education Summit held at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on 26 and 27 January.Significant investmentGovernment has made considerable investment in various projects and infrastructure, of which SANReN forms a part.Government-owned telecommunications company Sentech is building a national wireless broadband network focussing on rural access.Broadband Infraco, also government owned, is upgrading its network to increase capacity and reach.The government has also invested in submarine cable projects such as the West Africa Cable System (Wacs) and the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy).Wacs is an under-construction submarine communications cable linking South Africa with the United Kingdom along the west coast of Africa.EASSy is an undersea fibre optic cable system connecting countries of eastern Africa to the rest of the world.According to Mkhize, EASSy will offer an additional eight terabits to the country.SA’s global IT rankingThe 2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report of the World Economic Forum ranks South Africa 61st of 138 countries on its networked readiness index.The index assesses a county’s IT readiness in three areas: the regulatory, infrastructure and business environment for IT in the country; the readiness of business, government and individuals (three key groups identified) to use and benefit from IT; and actual ICT usage figures by these groups.For the second consecutive year, Sweden and Singapore were placed first and second respectively. Overall, Nordic and Asian countries lead in the readiness ratings.South Africa has both strengths and weaknesses in this regard. Its regulatory environment is excellent, but its individual readiness and uptake of ICT remains low.The high cost of access to ICT in South Africa is another challenge. However, SANReN is addressing this problem.This lies at the heart of the skills challenge in South Africa, admitted Mkhize.About three-million young people in rural and semi-urban areas have the most pressing educational needs, she says.While government’s investments will go a long way to improve the future of rural students, for ICT investments to be meaningful, a holistic approach is necessary, she added.“Above everything, we have to use centres of higher learning as hubs of technology transfer.”last_img read more

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Brand South Africa’s “Making it uniquely South Africa”

first_imgBrand South Africa’ is embarking on an exciting series titled “Making it uniquely South Africa”. The series showcases young and old entrepreneurs across different creative industries that have found opportunities, utilised their skills and manufactured products that promote Nation Brand pride and competitiveness.The importance of showcasing these individuals puts the spotlight on the country’s creative and multiskilled craftspeople. It encourages buying locally-produced products which result in job creation and a strengthened economy.In the State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa emphasised that; “increasing local demand, and reducing the consumption of imports, is important because it increases the opportunities for producers within South Africa to serve a growing market. Through this, we will intensify the “buy South Africa” programme.”The series crafted around the big idea “South Africans, making products for SA and the world” will unfold on the various Brand South Africa social media platforms, media channels such as Soweto TV, which will drive levels of engagements and remind everyone of the beautifully diverse South Africa that has the resources and skills to produce impeccable quality.Four artists share their story of what has shaped their designs and made it recognisably South African. These artists include:Thabiso Mjo, Creative Director of interior and product design firm Mash.T Design StudioMpho Vackier, an engineer and an interior designerAndile Dyalvane, a renowned ceramicist and Design Indaba Emerging Creative alumnus, Majolandile ‘Andile’ is the founder of Imiso Ceramics, a Woodstock-based studio that produces exclusive but functional once-off pieces.Professor Pitika Ntuli, a South African sculptor, poet, writer, and academic who spent 32 years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK.Speaking about the Making it uniquely South Africa series, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “We are continuously finding solutions to drive economic growth, by showcasing inspiring new ways of creativity in the different industries and in different countries. We want the world to take note and see how South Africans are remarkable. The series is anchored on the notion that we are all responsible in constructing a positive narrative we want the world to hear.”Share your “Making it uniquely South Africa” story and follow the series @Brand_SAlast_img read more

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Monitor and measure farm success through KPIs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAsBy Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAsIn a constantly changing business environment, what works for your business today may not necessarily work tomorrow. To ensure that your business continues to grow and thrive for years to come, you need to be monitoring and measuring your business in order to manage it. One way to monitor and measure the health of the business is through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).KPIs are financial and non-financial measures of activity outcomes that indicate how a business, or a process within a business, is performing. The first step is to determine and develop KPIs that are vital to the growth and success of your business. In agribusiness, there are a number of KPI categories that your business may want to measure. For example, here are some categories of KPIs and some specific examples of ratios to track within each category:Productivity: Estimated production potential, fertilizers per output, chemicals per output, yield per acre.Finance: current ratio – the ability of your business to pay all of your financial obligations within a year; working capital — measure your business’s financial health by analyzing readily available assets, and; return on equity — measure profitability by examining your ability generate revenue for each shareholder; operating profit — can be expressed on a per animal or per crop basis; profitability per field/ department — this metric will address which areas need more attention. If you can calculate profit in each area of the farm is turning over within a given period, you can then consider potential expansion in those areas that are most profitable.Administrative: Planation age structure, total plant number, field utilization rates, people efficiency, and mechanization utilization.Inventory: Monthly stock usage, waste percentage, average usage period for various inputs.After identifying and tracking the actual results of the KPIs, you should compare them against your plan. You and your team should select those KPIs that provide meaningful and timely feedback about the strategy execution and financial performance of your business. The monitoring of KPIs will help you and your team to proactively identify emerging problems and opportunities and to ensure that you are getting the most out of your business plan. It is typically recommended that KPIs are monitored monthly, but this exercise can vary depending on the individual KPIs determined for the business. KPIs should to be available to the appropriate individuals within your business who can digest the information and make change within the organization accordingly. They shouldn’t sit on the owner’s desk, but should be seen by the people in charge of the particular KPI. Besides tracking KPIs for business growth, they can also be used to help with retainage of high-performing individuals on your team by getting their buy-in on decisions in order to help move them in the right direction.Remember, there is always an opportunity for your business to be better! If you aren’t monitoring your actual results regularly you may miss out on the next big opportunity or you may cease to exist. Holbrook & Manter has been utilizing KPI’s for their clients and also for the firm for almost a century as we look to celebrate our 100-year anniversary next year. Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com or at BRavencraft@HolbrookManter.com.last_img read more

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