Zidane: the triumph of simplicity

first_imgIn just three years and three months of work on the most electrified bench in the world, Zinedine Zidane has accumulated so many treasures that he could already retire to his barracks presuming he had entered the remains in the golden pages of the history of Real Madrid. In two stages delimited by the drastic and thoughtful decision that he made at the end of the 2017-18 season (after the conquests of the 13th in Kiev), the Marseillaise has managed to encumb that method based on simplicity and normality. In Jeddah he won his tenth white title despite traveling without his starting attack trident (Bale-Benzema-Hazard) and again demonstrated a collection of tactical and costume management records that make him the fashion coach and an icon for the current and future generations of the club. Zidane wins a title with Madrid every 19 games (he has 187), a Guinness record number that already brings him closer to Miguel Muñoz. The Madrid coach won 14 titles, but he needed 14 years on the bench of the Bernabéu. These are the keys to Zizou method. His incredible legacyThree consecutive Champions, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and a League. Only the Cup is missing to complete a painting worthy of the Prado Museum. Every 19 games touches hair. With four more titles will reach Miguel Muñoz. The legend of Zidane continues … StrategistThe Frenchman does not like the label “good motivator of groups” but “scarce records with the board”. In case there were doubts, this season started with the famous 4-3-3 that he already used with the BBC (this time with Bale, Benzema and Hazard). Then he turned to 4-4-2 to save Isco and include him in the wheel (that led Modric himself to the bench several times) and in Arabia he struck Valencia with a 4-5-1 that spellbound all analysts. Zidane is much more than a simple aligner. Three Champions in a row don’t win with a smile …ValverdeThe Uruguayan was in the template as a simple complement. But in the Wanda derby, Zidane decided to give him ownership … and until today. The Pogba option has been eaten (not even Zizou has returned to claim his signing) and after his football immolation to help the team win the Super Cup against Atleti, The little bird He is one of the favorite players of the hobby.Francois Nel & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Fede Valverde, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.Francois Nel (Getty Images) JAVIER GANDUL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane greets Isco after replacing him in the Super Cup final.JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) Crisis managementOn October 19, Madrid lost in Mallorca (1-0), after a disastrous match. The club slipped without dissimulation that if three days later it was suffered in Istanbul, before the Galatasaray, another fiasco, the removal of Zidane was under way. There was talk of Mourinho. Far from getting nervous in his public messages, the Marseille put moderation when landing in the Turkish city: “My future? I want to be here forever. Of course, what is being said bothers me, but what I have to do is think positive and do my best. We are Real Madrid and we can’t go wrong for a minute. Not everything can be beautiful. You have to endure and have personality. “Madrid won in Turkey (0-1) and from there it has not lost its smile.Costume controlWhen Zinedine returned to the Bernabéu bench in March, several players were completely disconnected. Solari did not have them and seemed resigned to leave the club in summer. This is the case of players with hierarchy and chevrons like Marcelo, Isco, Bale and even Kroos, who seemed unmotivated and surrendered and is now one of the most solid pillars of the project. The first one gave the ownership (to the detriment of Reguilón) and recovered it emotionally for the cause. Of course, he ordered the signing of Mendy (for 48 million euros) and is now the consolidated holder on the left side. Zizou does not marry anyone. Isco’s case is more revealing. Despite finishing and starting the course far from his best form, he insisted on refloating him by giving him the title in the alcurnia matches: against PSG, in the Camp Nou Classic or in the Super Cup final. Isco looks like another and is on the future list of Luis Enrique for the next Eurocup.last_img read more

Italy, about to approve closed door for all matches

first_imgIn the morning, la League had met in the presidential room of the Italian Olympic Committee CONI to decide on the emergency calendar after the suspensions of matches of the last days. Although there seems to be consensus, Inter insists on recovering his game against Sampdoria before facing Juventus. In any case, the CEO neroazzurro pointed out: “We will comply with the decisions made.” Vicenzo Spadafora, Italian sports minister, dropped that All matches played in Italy from now on will be behind closed doors: “We are moving towards these types of measures”. Spadafora, who made these demonstrations at the gates of the Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian Government, He appears in the Chamber to answer questions about the coronavirus issue. The official decision will take place after the debate, but the application of the emergency measure seems irremediable.last_img read more

Operation tightening the belt

first_imgAnd the place does this sale come from? That is the a million query. The straightforward factor can be to reply that the gamers decrease their salaries, however the contracts are signed and if there may be not even an settlement between the events, they might be void. The answer, which isn’t straightforward both, is in attempt to place gamers with excessive chips by others who cost much less, both signed or who come from the quarry.At the outset, what we’re going to attempt to substantiate is a normal discount in all membership bills. The operation tightening the belt will have an effect on all ranges of the entity. Se will renegotiate with suppliers, journey bills shall be restricted, templates shall be adjusted (for instance, in basketball you might go from the present 16 chips to the minimal 14) and you’ll take a look at the cent on every bill. Antoni Rossich’s time as normal supervisor of the membership (2010) through which Shade photocopies had been stopped and the govt himself stopped by the amenities to see if the lights had been off and appeared to be returning.From the membership they affirm that this won’t have an effect on the sports activities undertaking. Vice President Cardoner affirmed on the ESPN Community this week that “we are going to preserve excellence” and from the places of work they affirm that they’re looking for to extend revenues by different means comparable to the manufacturing firm Barça Studios. Sure, For gamers from different groups to reach, it’s important that they land, charging lower than others who’re going to go away the area free. And there don’t appear to be many keen to go away. From the first second of the disaster at Barça they noticed that the financial affect on the entity was going to be monumental. That’s the reason a disaster cupboard was created led by President Bartomeu, CEO Òscar Grau and the director {of professional} sports activities, Albert Soler, who managed the ERTE with the workers, which was accomplished with the first workforce downgrade settlement. Now, after seven weeks in alarm and with the horizon of competitions with out an viewers at finest, it’s time to tighten the belt. Barça executives and executives are working to arrange a funds for the subsequent tutorial 12 months, which shall be over 250 million lower than the one accepted for the present one and which won’t be met. Onerous instances and financial savings are coming.One in all the chapters the place you’ll have to put the scissors the most is in the membership’s wage mass. At the starting of this season with a funds of 1047 million, the membership had deliberate to dedicate 65 % of it to salaries, that’s 680 million. The forecasts for subsequent 12 months are to decrease that 65 to 60 %, however in a funds that shall be round 750 million. In different phrases, roughly 450 million can be devoted to wages, 230 lower than this season.last_img read more

Charlie Lake Fire Department responds to propane truck leak

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – On June 25, just before 1:00 p.m., the Charlie Lake Fire Department responded to a Transport B-Train leaking Propane at the scales by Highway 97 and Highway 29.The Fire Department found a leak coming from piping on the bottom side of the trailer, liquid fill/drain pipe.The Fire Department says they contained the area and blocked access to the scales and roadway that ran parallel to the scale office.- Advertisement -Once the unit was removed to a new area and flagged, firefighters turned the unit back over to the company owner to await for the Specialist to arrive.On scene were seven firefighters along with Engine 1,  Tender 1, and Squad 1.last_img

Attorneys for Snoop Dogg, Priority Records to try to mediate lawsuit

first_imgIn a brief hearing before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen I. Bendix, the judge told lawyers the evaluation service will give both sides a neutral idea of the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. Although the service was not created to bring about pre-trial settlements, the end result is often just that, she said. The lawyers appeared far from reaching a settlement. The singer’s lawyers told Bendix that mediation was unsuccessful and that they still have not received much of the information they requested from Priority Records. However, Priority Records attorney David A. Steinberg said more than 20,000 documents have been turned over to the entertainer’s lawyers already. “The plaintiffs are speculating that there is more information than there really is,” Steinberg said. Rapper Snoop Dogg and Priority Records should put their $2 million dispute over CD royalties before a Superior Court case evaluation service, a judge told attorneys in the case today. The Long Beach-born rapper, record producer and actor — whose real name is Calvin Broadus — filed suit last Nov. 22, alleging breach of contract. He claims they owe him money under a 1998 recording agreement and that they did not consult with him concerning their release of his greatest hits CD. Chief among the singer’s claims is that Priority Records did not pay him a $950,000 advance promised to him after he recorded “Tha Last Meal.” Priority Records maintains in its court papers that the singer waited too long to file his lawsuit and that it should be barred. Bendix said she did not know until today that Broadus is the famed rapper. “Now I realize who we’re talking about here,” Bendix said. “I didn’t recognize the non-professional name, so to speak.” Bendix called the case “very interesting.” Bendix was scheduled to set dates today for future hearings and the trial, but she said she will now make the selections Oct. 23. Today’s hearing was the first before Bendix. Priority Records filed papers in July disqualifying Judge Robert L. Hess from hearing the case. Priority Records is now affiliated with EMI, according to Broadus’ court papers. Broadus pleaded guilty last month to having a collapsible baton in his carry-on bag at John Wayne Airport and was sentenced to three years informal probation and 160 hours of community service.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


first_imgIt may have closed down in recent weeks with the loss of a tradition and fifteen remaining jobs.But the name of Oatfield’s Sweets is to live on in Letterkenny thanks to a new sweet shop which is to open on the town’s Main Street.Auntie Nellie’s Traditional Sweet Shop has twelve branches around the country and is to open its thirteenth shop in Letterkenny at the end of this month. The shop has all the hallmarks of a traditional sweet shop and will sell some of Ireland’s most famous confectionary names.And the good news for townspeople in Letterkenny is that the shop is considering open a special section dedicated to Oatfield Sweets.The shop, on the town’s Upper Main Street, is currently under renovation to get it ready for its planned June 30th opening.The new shop comes on the news that Subway Sandwich Bar and another well-known pizza restaurant chain is also to open up on the town’s Main Street.  SOME ‘SWEET’ NEWS AT LAST FOR LETTERKENNY’S MAIN STREET! was last modified: June 12th, 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:Auntie Nellie’s Sweet ShopLetterkenny Main Streetlast_img read more


first_imgIt must be all the practise he gets on Donegal’s greens which have helped one golfer score the week of his life.Paul McGinley hasn’t hit three hole-n-ones like his brother!Some golfers wait a lifetime for an ace, some golfers never hit one but the brother of one of Ireland’s best-known golfers has done it three times in less than a week.Michael McGinley, the brother of last year’s victorious European Ryder Cup captain whose mum and dad hail from Donegal, tamed the par threes at the world-class Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Michael is a regular on Donegal’s greens and often plays with brother Paul and dad Mick.He lives in the United Arab Emirates where he works in the duty free industry.He got the ball rolling on February 12 when he sank his approach to the fourth hole.Just over 24 hours later, he repeated the feat at the par three fifth and, incredibly, four days later he made it a hat-trick of aces at the eighth. Three hole-in-ones on three separate holes at the same course. The odds for such an achievement are said to be 75,000,000/1.Michael plays off a plus-one handicap and is well known in amateur circles in Ireland.“It is an amazing feeling. I had a hole in one when I was 15 years old and haven’t had one since,” McGinley said. “To have three in six days is just incredible and something that I will definitely never forget. Achieving two holes in one in two days was something special, however the third really is unbelievable.”DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES! was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:donegalgolfhole in onePaul McGinleylast_img read more

Filmmaker Inspiration: Back to the Camera Supercut

first_imgThis video mashup showcasing the most iconic “back to the camera” shots is sure to inspire filmmakers and film buffs alike.No doubt you’ve seen this shot repeated countless times in some of Hollywood’s most famous films – the hero stands with his back to the camera looking out over an expansive landscape or crowd of people.  It’s a filming convention that brings to mind feelings of grandeur and heroism – often saved for the tail end of the blockbuster.Plot Point Productions has pulled this shot from a ton of famous films and spliced them together back-to-back.  The result is pretty epic and is sure to fuel your creative inspiration.Check out the mash-up video below or visit the Vimeo page to see the list of each movie used in the cut.  How many of the films can you name?(Best viewed full screen)last_img read more

Are Bedsheets a Viable Option for Low-Budget Light Diffusion?

first_imgRogue ColorSilks, scrims, diffusion sheets: whatever you call them, they are designed to only affect the concentration of your light, not its color. Bedsheets are not as effective; as a result, diffusing a 5600K LED Fresnel through a white sheet may produce unwanted colors.  Let’s look at an example.In this image, the subject is lit with an Aputure 120D, which is then diffused with a 3/4 scrim. The camera has been balanced correctly, and the skin tones are natural.In this image, the subject is being diffused with a brand new bedsheet.Initially, you may not notice a difference. However, when we increase the scale, you can see a slight variation in the bedsheet diffusion (left) — there’s a slight yellow tint.Honestly? This is me being pedantic, because it’s an easy fix. In post-production, a simple correction will resolve the color cast, sending us on our way. However, when you start to get a mixture of different light sources, which have the same CRI, a rogue color cast like this can start to cause trouble.Last TrickIf you have no budget, and the issues above are causing problems, there’s another low-budget option — shower curtains. Polyester shower curtains, as you can see in the video below, offer a practical solution without some of the limitations of using bedsheets. Cover image via Volkova Vera.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check these out.BREAKING: SmallHD Releases New 7″ FOCUS Monitor with 1000 Nit BrightnessDIY Filmmaking Tips: Building a Heavily Diffused $50 LightIndustry Spotlight: Working as a Production Assistant on SetIncrease Your Production Values with Simple Costume DesignStreamline Your Film or Video Project with an Assistant Editor There’s nothing left in the budget, and you need to diffuse your lights. Can you use bedsheets?I once spent the better part of a weekend researching anamorphic lens adapters and single focus attachments to use with my Ursa Mini setup. I discovered that my Sigma Art collection is too wide, sending me down another rabbit hole, searching for vintage lenses that would work well with the adapter. Meanwhile, I’m tallying up the price and wondering whether to rent an anamorphic set for the weekend or buy a fully functional anamorphic lens, without the need of several adapters and clamps. But, in the end, the price of both far outweighed the necessity of getting the anamorphic look just for my passion projects. So I needed a workaround.And that’s usually how it goes for no-to-low budget filmmakers. We need Equipment A; however, because it’s too expensive, we settle for Equipment B, which partially, but not exactly, replicates Equipment A. So why would you pay ten times the cost for something when a $10 alternative does the same job? The question is Does it really do the same job?Diffusion, flags, and light-shaping instruments are often left in limbo on filmmakers’ wish lists because after purchasing a decent set of lights, it can be daunting to shell out $200-$500 on basic silks and flags. So, it’s common to take the DIY approach and use other materials.Thus the bedsheet quandary.Image via Ljupco Smokovski.Fire SafetyFirst and foremost, let’s talk fire safety. Bedsheets are not fire treated, and they could quickly fall into autoignition if you place them close enough to a hot Fresnel. Of course, this is not to say that using bedsheets is inefficient. Even esteemed DP Roger Deakins has used them to soften direct sunlight hitting the windscreen of a car. However, it’s wise to know the practicality of using bedsheets and the hazards accompanying such choices. There are tons of rules that you can break to save money, but there are risks and consequences to doing so. Be vigilant.How Much Light Diffusion?There are plenty of reasons why you should use professional diffusion materials. You can purchase diffusion at specific strengths — 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full-Stop, and so on. These materials are specifically designed to attach to a frame, so you don’t have to hang them from a C-stand or tape them down, and they come in multiple sizes. Aside from size and frame factor, the most critical component to consider is how much light needs diffusing, as bedsheets come in different thicknesses and fabrics.Of course, we could take a light reading of the subject, followed by a reading with the bedsheet in position. But, if you don’t have the budget to buy a silk, it’s unlikely you’ll have the budget to buy a light meter. But as there’s no textbook on which bedsheets work best. You could find yourself setting up fixtures to hang the sheet and diffusing too much light — or even too little.Over time, the sheets will start to thin in the middle from general use, and as a result, the fabric will be less dense in the center and thicker toward the outer edges. This will result in a diverse spread of your light. Sheets will also pick up bits of fluff, muddying your light spread.last_img read more

Red Sox retire No.34 for Ortiz: ‘This is his (pause) city’

first_img“You’re not our teammate, you’re not our friend. You’re family,” Pedroia said. “And it will be like that until the day you die.”With that, Ortiz broke out the handkerchief.“Man, the little guy made me cry,” he said. “Wow.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice — whose numbers preceded Ortiz’s to the Fenway facade — were the only ones who could know how he felt.“It’s an honor to get to see my number right next to all those legends,” Ortiz said before his No. 34 was unveiled along the right-field roof boxes on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I remember hitting batting practice on this field; I always was trying to hit those numbers. But I never thought about having my number up there,” he said. “Every player that is up there did things that are very, very special for this ballclub and this community.”Ortiz retired last season as one of the most productive offensive players in franchise history, and the single-most important player to wear a Red Sox uniform in a century. With three World Series titles — including the 2004 championship that ended an 86-year drought — Ortiz dragged the ballclub out of its dynasty of disappointment and gave a fresh generation of Bostonians reason to fall in love with the Red Sox anew. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Boston Red Sox baseball great David Ortiz, right, laughs with Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Fenway Park in Boston as the team retired Ortiz’s jersey No. 34 worn when he led the franchise to three World Series titles. It is the 11th number retired by the Red Sox. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout “Papi!” a few more times.The Red Sox stood at the top step of their dugout. The Los Angeles Angels tipped their caps. Friends and family and dignitaries from two countries lined the infield. Three World Series trophies glistened in the twilight sun.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track But it was Ortiz’s defiant speech after the Boston Marathon bombings that cemented him as a civic hero and helped prompt the Red Sox to retire his number less than a year after he retired. As a nod to his foul-mouthed challenge to those who would test the city’s resolve, Ortiz took the microphone on Friday with the welcome, “This is his (pause) city.”“There wasn’t an empty seat,” Ortiz said afterward. “It made me feel like one of the important games we had where the fans wanted to be there from the very beginning and show love and support. It was pretty amazing.”Ortiz is the 10th Red Sox player to have his number retired, and he was joined by four of the others, plus family representing the ones who couldn’t be there. Also recognized during the ceremony were representatives from the Dominican Republic, the city of Boston, and family of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, from whom Ortiz adopted both his No. 34 and his ever-present smile.“Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to give Boston the greatest gift ever: my compadre, David Ortiz,” said Martinez, who helped convince the Red Sox to sign Ortiz in 2003, a year before their curse-busting title. “You are a great ambassador of the game. I don’t have enough words to say today how proud I am, and how proud of a papa I feel today. “Yes, he is ‘Big Papi.’ But I feel like ‘Grampa.’”Current second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz’s teammate on the 2007 and ’13 World Series champions, came out of the dugout to be enveloped in a giant bear hug.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more