La Real fears that the crisis will end with Odegaard in Madrid

first_imgHowever, at Real they claim to know nothing of this possible move by Real Madrid with Ødegaard, They insist that they believe the Norwegian will complete his second season on loan as Txuri-Urdin. Relations between clubs are good, and they believe in the word of the entity that Florentino Pérez presides over, with whom they always spoke of two seasons. At the Real, in fact, they have Ødegaard in their planning for next year, to the point that they have recently changed their house so that they live in the center of San Sebastián as was their wish.They also have their word, because the Norwegian does not stop repeating publicly and also privately that his plan involves spending two years at the Royal, He wants to have stability to grow and return fully formed to Madrid, because he wants to return to be a starter, something that he considers that for now he is not so assured. To this day, his mind does not go through returning in the summer to the orders of Zidane. And in case they were forced to do so, at Real they have the peace of mind that the transfer will not end in any case on June 30, so that if the rest of the season is recovered beyond June and it has to be played in July, Ødegaard will continue playing as blue and white. In other words, if participation in the historic Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club is assured, if in the end it can end up being disputed. Martin Ødegaard’s future in the Royal Society may be affected by the Coronavirus health crisis. In theory, according to the verbal agreement reached by the Donostia club and Real Madrid last summer, The Norwegian playmaker had the possibility of completing a second season at Real. But the transfer was, according to sources from the white club, strictly one season, and Zidane wants to recover it this summer. Even more so now that the Coronavirus crisis will disrupt the finances of all entities, and Madrid is no exception. Odegaard will return to zero cost. The Norwegian is doing a great season under the command of Imanol Alguacil, who hoped that, in the end, he could stay one more campaign. Now, everything seems more complicated for Real. All the clubs will have to tighten their belts to overcome the economic crisis of the coronavirus with guarantees, some through an ERTE, others lowering the salary of their footballers and the most optimistic trying to maintain the budget for this course, knowing that next year’s may be altered. This is the case of Real Sociedad …. and Real Madrid, whose investments in transfers can be slowed down for this summer. That would lead him to think about recovering Ødegaard, a player who belongs to him, who is in great shape and who allows him to save money to undertake the signings for next season.last_img read more

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Boost for Man United! Strootman to prove fitness ahead of January move?

first_img1 Manchester United target Kevin Strootman is set to return from injury for Roma’s clash with Manchester City in December – meaning he could prove his fitness ahead of a potential January move.The Dutchman missed the World Cup after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage to his knee in March.That did not stop United from being heavily linked with the Roma man, and it is thought likely that Louis van Gaal will make another bid for the former PSV star in January.And that could be boosted by the fact that Strootman is said to be targeting Roma’s Champions League game against City for his return.Roma boss Rudi Garcia told Dutch media: “Is Strootman for sale? The club has been very clear on this: Kevin is a very important player for us.“I hope to have him back at our disposal for the return match with City on December 10, a fundamental game.“Kevin is a midfielder of the highest level. We are waiting for him to return on the field, hopefully soon.” Kevin Strootman in action for Roma last_img read more

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Transfer rumour round-up: Tottenham do NOT want Berahino, as Arsenal eye West Ham ace

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Breakfast transfer guru Ian Abrahams guides you through the latest news and views from the transfer market.West Brom’s Saido Berahino, who appears to be on his way out of the Hawthorns, is not wanted by Tottenham, according to Moose’s sources.The Baggies youngster has been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane, along with Liverpool, in the January transfer window.There’s also the latest on West Ham defender Winston Reid, who is being eyed by Arsenal.Listen to the Moose’s transfer round-up above and leave your thoughts on the day’s news below…last_img

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School working with `e-books’

first_imgSwitching between the teacher and student edition, Smith noticed several differences. For example, the teachers edition has more information, such as specific chapter vocabulary and concepts that will be reviewed in the margins. The student edition is much simpler. She was impressed that with the click of her mouse, she could have the text read to her or travel to a region damaged by a hurricane in the “Weather and Solar Systems” chapter. “This is really good,” Smith said. “Because this is online, some students will think it is a game.” Killian teachers said the new textbook had updated information such as excluding Pluto as a planet in the solar system. Moving classwork and textbooks to cyberspace is not uncommon for Rowland Unified, though officials said that the concept is new to the elementary schools. Textbooks for the sixth through 12th grades are all online. ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Sarah Smith loves her new science textbook because it has colorful pictures, detailed explanations and even games. Smith, though, is not a student. The fifth-grade teacher at Killian Elementary School, spent Tuesday afternoon in the role of student – learning how to navigate the new K-5 science curriculum, which includes having the textbook online in the form of an “e-book.” Over the last few weeks, all Rowland Unified K-5 teachers are undergoing the same training. Moving from overhead projector to computers as learning tools was a natural progression, officials said. During the 2006-07 school year, the K-5 social science books were accessible through a Web site and a CD. The new science books, “California Science” will be available in the same formats, Fern Sheldon, K-12 curriculum specialist said. There is no financial cost to having the varying formats, though if a CD is lost, it will cost $65 to $70 to replace – comparable to the price of one textbook. In addition to not having to carry a heavy textbook, students can print out homework assignments, chapter vocabulary, and view lab experiments on their own time. For students not fluent in English, the audio text can be read in Spanish. “The parents can also help their child by reading along or helping their student access the information,” Sheldon said. Killian teachers were supportive of the e-book concept, with many saying that having the textbook available in different ways will adapt to an individual student’s needs. While some are visual learners and can grasp difficult concepts by reading the text, some students are audio learners and need to have text read to them. Mary Hamilton, a first-grade teacher, said young students would benefit from new formats, although they would need parent assistance in locating the right chapter and assignments. First-grade students study basic science, including plant and animal life, but prior to the new science textbooks, Hamilton only had one copy of the book – and would have her students gather around her in a circle. That setup worked well in the beginning of the school year, especially in getting the students more comfortable in group settings. “Now each student will have their own copy of the book which will give them a sense of ownership,” she said. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2108 www.insidesocal.com/schools160Want 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

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Tottenham keen to conclude deals for TWO English starlets

first_img Ademola Lookman 1 Tottenham have agreed a deal for Ebbsfleet United youngster Shilow Tracey and are also targeting Charlton starlet Ademola Lookman.Tracey, 17, has yet to make his debut for non-league side Ebbsfleet but the powerful attacking midfielder has impressed at youth level.He was recently invited to join Tottenham’s academy side for a tournament in America and impressed coaching staff, scoring twice in successive games.Now Spurs have agreed a fee with Ebbsfleet, which includes significant add-ons, to sign Tracy, who was also wanted by Charlton, Ipswich and West Ham.The Premier League side expect to ratify the signing in the next 24 hours and will then turn their attention to completing a deal for Lookman.The 18-year-old striker, who was playing Sunday League football just over a year ago, has made rapid strides since being snapped up by Charlton.He has been prolific at youth level and after making his first team debut in November has gone on to hit three goals in nine games.Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are also monitoring Lookman’s progress but Spurs hope to win the race for his signature.last_img read more

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Elderly murderer executed

first_imgSAN QUENTIN – California executed its oldest condemned inmate early Tuesday for arranging a triple murder 25 years ago to silence witnesses in another killing. Clarence Ray Allen was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 12:38 a.m. at San Quentin State Prison, less than an hour after his 76th birthday ended at midnight. “Allen deserves capital punishment because he was already serving a life sentence for murder when he masterminded the murders of three innocent young people and conspired to attack the heart of our criminal justice system,” state prosecutor Ward Campbell said. Allen raised two claims never before endorsed by the high court: that executing a frail old man would violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and that the 23 years he spent on death row were unconstitutionally cruel. Allen was legally blind, nearly deaf and used a wheelchair to get around. His heart stopped in September, but doctors revived him and returned him to San Quentin’s death row. Allen was California’s 13th condemned inmate executed since state lawmakers restored capital punishment in 1977 and the third in the last 12 months. The U.S. Supreme Court has said it is cruel and unusual to execute inmates who killed when they were juveniles; the mentally retarded; and those who are so mentally incompetent they do not understand their punishment. But the court has never set an upper age limit for executions or created an exception for physical illness. Associated Press writers David Kravets and Lisa Leff contributed to this story. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want 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

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Farokhmanesh Joins Drake Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head men’s basketball coach Niko Medved announced Friday, April 28, the hiring of Ali Farokhmanesh as an assistant coach. Following his storied career at UNI, Farokhmanesh spent four seasons playing professionally overseas in the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. In 2013-14, he was the Sixth Man of the Year in the Dutch Basketball League, averaging 10.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game. His best season was with SAM Massagno Basket in the Swiss league in 2010-11, where he averaged 19.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. In his first season at UNI, Farokhmanesh started all 34 games and averaged 9.6 points and 1.6 assists per game en route to being named to the MVC All-Newcomer squad. He played two years of junior college basketball, earning first-team NJCAA Division II All-America honors at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after starring at Iowa City West High School. “I’m excited for Ali to join my good friend Niko Medved at Drake,” said Nebraska head coach Tim Miles. “Ali has been a tremendous asset to our program for the past three years and we will miss him greatly, but it is great to see him get the opportunity to get on the floor and on the road recruiting. I have no doubt he will do a tremendous job for Drake basketball.” “It’s a great day to add Ali to our staff here at Drake,” Medved said. “As a coach, Ali is the entire package. He has tremendous character, is a great communicator, he knows how to teach the game and is a tireless worker. Ali has deep roots here in Iowa and had a storied career as a player in the Missouri Valley. He has also developed many important recruiting ties during his time at Nebraska and will hit the ground running.” Farokhmanesh (pronounced fuh-ROAK-muh-NESH) joins the Bulldogs’ staff after spending the last three seasons at the University of Nebraska, serving most recently as the Director of Player Relations and Development. He is well known to Drake fans and followers of Missouri Valley Conference basketball having played two seasons at UNI where he helped the Panthers to a 53-16 record with two NCAA Tournament appearances, including the school’s first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2009-10.center_img As a senior, he earned honorable-mention All-MVC accolades, averaging 9.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game, as UNI went 30-5, including an upset of top-seeded Kansas to reach the Sweet 16. In that game, Farokhmanesh had 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left to clinch the victory and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He also provided the heroics in UNI’s second-round win over UNLV, finishing with 17 points, including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left for the final margin. “I am very excited to return to Iowa and the Missouri Valley Conference,” Farokhmanesh said. “I have so much respect for Coach Medved and the programs he has developed, so this opportunity is very special for me. I look forward to helping Niko build the Bulldog basketball program and to being part of the Drake family. My family is excited to be a part of this outstanding university and the community.” At Nebraska, he managed and oversaw the off-the court responsibilities of the student-athletes including the implementation of mentoring programs and community outreach. On campus, he directed recruiting operations, including on-campus hosting duties. Farokhmanesh received his degree in finance from UNI in 2010 and earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Nebraska in 2016. Ali and his wife Mallory have a son, Tai. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT ON THE QUAY FOR SUPER HERO SUNDAY!

first_imgWORDS & PICS: PAUL O’SULLIVAN: A grateful Donegal public got the chance to say a Big Thank You today to the people who often tread the thin line between life and death.The Emergency services including the Gardaí, ambulance service, Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI ,Donegal Sub Aqua Club, Donegal Mountain Rescue, the Irish Water Safety Association and the Fire Brigade all assembled at the Quay, Donegal Town for a real life Super Hero Sunday.More than 20 vintage cars were also on display. The inaugural event was a fundraiser for the Donegal Bay Rowing club based in Donegal Town.Jonathan Kennedy, one of the organisers and a member of the club told Donegal Daily: “While it was a fundraiser for the club, it was also a showcase for the emergency services where the public could actually meet potential life savers.“One of the notable features of the day was the natural interaction of children who were allowed free reign to activate alarms, flashing blue lights, sit in fire engines and lifeboats.“The arrival of the impressive Sikorsky Sligo Coast Guard helicopter made a big impact on the crowd gathered.”      PICTURE SPECIAL: HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT ON THE QUAY FOR SUPER HERO SUNDAY! was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal TownRowing ClubSuper Hero SundayThe Quaylast_img read more

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Bumgarner’s best not good enough against Dodgers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Who knows if Madison Bumgarner will ever pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers again at Oracle Park?The schedule says probably not. If that’s the case, at least Bumgarner managed to maintain an old-style sense of the rivalry Sunday as the Giants fell 1-0 to the Dodgers before a crowd of 34,098.It happened as fans were just settling into their seats on a sun-drenched afternoon. Bumgarner already had … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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NBA M*A*S*H: Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant check in from rehab

first_imgThey say laughter is the best medicine. Klay Thompson’s dog Rocco might lift his leg on that old saw.On Thursday, Thompson, the Warriors’ binge-scoring guard, posted a photo to Instagram. Thompson, currently rehabbing from knee surgery, is lying on an adjustable table feet up, head down, his left leg encased in a medical device. On an adjacent chair is man’s best friend Rocco, Thompson’s English Bulldog, providing all the therapeutic benefits his master could ever need.last_img

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