Bastian Schweinsteiger 1 Germany head coach Joachim Loew has backed Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger by promising his role as international captain is safe.Schweinsteiger has struggled to rekindle the form he showed during his decorated spell at Bayern Munich since his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer.United manager Louis van Gaal questioned the midfielder’s performance following Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg.The Dutchman said after the game: “I have changed him and I don’t change players for nothing, [it’s because] I think I can do better with other players, but we are all human beings and also Bastian Schweinsteiger is a human being“He wants to play at the highest level and certainly in Germany to show his qualities, but I cannot say that he was the Schweinsteiger from my period in Munich today.”But Germany boss Loew has no doubts about Schweinsteiger and insists he will continue to pick him, while trusting him to step up his performances at club level.“We at the German Football Association know what we are getting with Bastian,” Loew told the Bild newspaper.“He’s still a world-class player and undisputedly our captain.”According to Loew, the 31-year-old still needs time to get used to a different style of play, and a different league having spent all of his career up until the summer in the Bundesliga.“You’ve got to give even an experienced player like him time to adapt to a new league,” Loew added. “I am sure that Manchester United are still going to get a lot of joy out of Schweinsteiger.”
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.West Ham and Manchester United meet in an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Upton Park on Wednesday night.The Hammers have not lost at home since August and are even-money to qualify, with United priced at 4/5 to book a semi-final spot.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Another course to be offered is Pressure Piping Design (ENGT 265), which is for students and industry professionals with Computer Automated Design experience. The course covers the preparation of engineering detail drawings of piping systems for commercial, utilities and industrial plants. For information call (562) 692-0921 or visit www.riohondo.edu If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Local students Ethan Salmeron, Isaiah Fabela and Erin Molina received top honors in the County of Los Angeles Public Library Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest, held at the Pico Rivera library. More than 100 entries were submitted in three categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Salmeron is a kindergartner at St. Marianne’s School, while fifth-grader Fabela and sixth-grader Molina attend St. Hilary Elementary School. The winners will enter a second level of judging, and top honors in that competition will be announced in February. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFor more information about the contest or the Pico Rivera library, call (562) 942-7394. More classes offered at Rio Hondo WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College will offer additional classes in the spring semester that are not listed in its class catalog. Two Logistics Management classes (LOG 101 and LOG 110) will be offered next semester, officials said. The college is working to create an associate’s degree in Logistics Management and the two courses will qualify toward those requirements.
Loading …The poll is live here now and on Twitter. Feel free to share your comments, and we’ll have your results next week. Share This!New attractions, such as Flight of Passage, bring a lot of excitement for people who get to experience something new at the parks. At the same time, there are many attractions that could use an update (or at least a little TLC). So this week, we’re asking you:Which would you rather see: Updates to existing attractions or building of new attractions? New attractions (58%, 384 Votes) Updates (42%, 277 Votes) Total Voters: 661
The crashed plane. Image: Algerian television. An Algerian military plane has crashed near Algiers killing all 257 people on board.The crash is the North African nation’s worst aviation disaster and happened shortly after the aircraft took off from Boufarik military airport, west of the capital, Wednesday en-route to Bechar and Tindouf on the Algiers-Morocco border.Officials said most of the dead, which included 10 crew, were army personnel and their families.But the BBC reported about 30 members of a separatist movement in Western Sahara, including women and children, were among the passengers.The plane was an Ilyushin Il-76 and media reports said the cause of the crash remained unclear.A statement by the Algerian government said: “In this painful ordeal, the government members offer their deepest condolences to the families of the victims.”Images posted on Algerian television showed smoke billowing from the burning plane and then rescue personnel swarming around the wreckage.A farmer injured when the plane crashed into his field told Algerian television: “I could see as soon as the plane took off it started falling.“The plane flew over my head and came really close. The wing clipped me as I was jumping to get out of the way and then it burst into flames. I survived by the grace of God.’’Another man who heard the explosion and drove to the site tried to put out the fire and reach victims.We saw bodies … it was a catastrophe,” he said.“We were afraid the plane would explode. We covered some bodies and put out some fires.”This is the latest of several Algerian crashes in recent years.A Hercules C-130 carrying air force personnel and their families crashed in the country’s east in 2014, killing 77 people.Another 116 people died that year when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali, completely destroying the MD-83 jet as it traveled from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
Commercial companies with Open Source products have approached the white house in an attempt to convince the Obama administration that the government should favor Open Source over proprietary commercial alternatives. The letter from nineteen executives included: Open Solutions Alliance President Anthony Gold, Collaborative Software Initiative CEO Stuart Cohen, Alfresco CEO John Powell, Hyperic CEO Javier Soltero and Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile.In the letter, the executives write:“We urge you to make it mandatory to consider the source of an application solution (open or closed) as part of the government’s technology acquisition process, just as considering accessibility by the handicapped is required today (as defined by section 508).Mr. President, we believe the open-source industry is changing the world of software development in many of the ways you have promised to change American politics.The values of open source mirror those you promoted in your campaign: hope, change, and openness. We, the undersigned, sincerely hope that you will make the use ofopen-source software a key component of every new technology initiative the United States government enters into during your presidency.”While Open Source has many benefits and merits, it doesn’t seem appropriate to politicize technology decisions. Software should be selected based on usability, effectiveness insolving a set of requirements, and total cost.
This past weekend groups of developers gathered across the world for Foursquare’s two-day global hackathon. Officially taking in place in New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris and unofficially in numerous other places, thousands of programmers built various add-on location-based apps which you can now vote on for your favorites here. The weekend hacking is Foursquare’s second attempt. Last year when they released their API they had 150 developers building apps. This year they have expanded their platform with new APIs. Some samples include:Accessible NYC, is web app to facilitate people who want to roam around NYC in wheelchairs. The app shows, the nearest train stations that have wheelchair access, the nearest parks that have accessible bathrooms, and also other parks/playgrounds that are accessible.Flight Graph looks at your airport-related check-ins, graph your travel, and give you a snapshot of where your whirlwind travel has taken you.CheckEat, which finds restaurants near your location and looks up their menu.The Magic Muggle Clock, showing location similar to the clock described in the Potterworld books.Prizes are mostly bragging rights, but there are some cool ones, including having your app output to the giant curved NASDAQ video wall near Times Square. Tags:#APIs#hack#Hack of the Day Why You Love Online Quizzes david strom Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?
Marine Bio Resource Centre (MBRC) has invited applications from eligible Indian citizens for 5 posts of Research Associates in the field of Biological Sciences. Eligible candidates can send their applications before June 30.Total posts: 5Name of the pots: Research AssociateEligibility Criteria:Educational Qualification:Research Associate: The candidate should have completed Ph.D. in Zoology with focus on marine zoology or Post Graduation in Zoology/Aquaculture with 3 years’ research experience in the same area.Research Associate: The candidate should have completed Ph.D. in Botany with specialisation in algology/phytoplanktons/other such related areas or Post Graduation in Botany with 3 years’ research experience in the field of algalogy/ phytoplanktons/other related areas.Research Associate: The candidate should have completed Ph.D. Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/other allied subjects or Post Graduation in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/other allied subjects with 3 years’ research experience in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/other allied subjects.Research Associate: The candidate should have completed Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Post Graduation in Bioinformatics with 3 years research experience in the same area.Age:The candidate should be below 35 yearsPay scale:The selected candidates will be paid Rs 22,000 + 20% HRAHow to apply:The interested candidates can send application as prescribed accompanied by an attested copy of certificates and testimonials and recent passport size photograph to Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, 11th Block, 9th Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Sector-11, Gandhinagar – 382 017.Important dates:The last date of sending applications is June 30.
The biggest spectacle of the summer finally came to an end on Sunday as France lifted their second World Cup trophy after beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.Several experts felt it was one of the best World Cups in recent times. From glorious moments and technology making its debut in the World Cup to numerous record-breaking achievements, the 32 days in Russia were filled with drama and tension.And in a high-octane tournament like the FIFA World Cup, there were bound to be heroes as well as villains, hits and flops.Reputations were made, reputations were dented. A few young men stepped up while some legends of the game fell by the wayside.Big players disappointed, hardened coaches buckled under pressure even as new stars were born.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEWith the World Cup now over, it is as good a time as any to look back at the last four weeks and figure out who the biggest hits and flops were:HEROESLuka Modric Luka Modric has been Croatia’s best performer in the World Cup in Russia (AP Photo)Luka Modric led Croatia’s campaign from the front and put his hand up whenever the team needed him. He missed a penalty against Denmark at the round-of-16 but came back and converted from the spot during the penalty shootout as the Croates advanced to the last eight.The Real Madrid man showed nerves of steel and orchestrated the whole game from the midfield as Zlatko Dalic’s men bettered their ‘golden generation’, who reached the semi-finals in 1998 and lost to France.advertisementModric bagging the trophy also meant that the second World Cup in a row, a player on the losing side in the final wins the golden ball award for best player in the tournament. He is also the first Croatian player in World Cup history to win the Golden Ball for best player at the tournament.Kylian Mbappe Kylian Mbappe scored in the final of World Cup 2018 against Croatia (AP Photo)The French teenager had already showed his class in Europe for AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain but he announced himself to the world in this year’s World Cup with some sensational performances.The PSG forward scored four goals including a stunner in the final to help France beat Croatia 4-2 and lift the trophy in Moscow.He also became the second youngest player to score in a FIFA World Cup final after Pele, who scored at the age of 17 years and 249 days in 1958 for Brazil.The 19-year-old terrorised defenders and they struggled to keep up with the pace and strength of the Frenchman, who bullied the defenders throughout the World Cup.Danijel Subasic Danijel Subasic starred for Croatia in their penalty shootout victories over Denmark and Russia (Reuters Photp)Croatia’s goalkeeper single handedly carried them through to the final of the World Cup with a string of phenomenal performances in the knockout phases.Subasic saved three penalties against Denmark in the round-of-16 clash and became the only player other than Portugal’s Ricardo to do so in a penalty shootout in a World Cup. Following that, he again carried the team forward when it was all down to him in the quarter-finals. He again emerged as the hero and saved two penalties to knock hosts Russia out of the World Cup in the last eight stage.In the semi-final, the game didn’t go to spot kicks but the Croates did need extra-time to go past England in Moscow. The 33-year-old pulled off some brilliant saves in regulation time before pulling his hamstring and injuring himself in the process. Croatia were out of substitutions and him going off meant that they would have been playing with 10 men and an outfielder player as a golie but he stayed on and then went onto play extra-time as well. The AS Monaco keeper also made some key saves before Mario Mandzukic’s goal tilted the game in their favour.France put four goals past him in the final but his hand in getting them to the summit clash was nothing short of heroic.Denis Cheryshev Denis Cheryshev scored four goals in this year’s World Cup (Reuters Photo)The former Real Madrid player played a key role in Russia’s dream run in the World Cup. He scored four goals in this year’s World Cup and finished as the second-joint top-scorer with Romelu Lukaku, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo.Russia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being the lowest ranked team in the tournament and it was led by Cheryshev’s clinical display.advertisementThe 27-year-old scored three goals in Russia’s opening two games against Saudi Arabia (2) and Egypt (1) in the group stages and then again made is mark in the knockout stage, where he score an important goal against Croatia. The goal was also a brilliant curler from outside the box to give the hosts the lead.Unfortunately, their run came to an end and his quest for the Golden Boot came to an end but he certainly made his mark at the biggest stage of them all.VILLAINSNeymar Neymar has been heavily criticised for going down too easily during the World Cup (Reuters Photo)The Brazilian enjoyed a great World Cup and was one of Brazil’s standout performers despite not being able to score as much as he would have liked but his theatrics earned him severe criticism around the world.Even fans who appreciate Neymar’s unquestionable brilliance were turned off by the antics of a player who too often comes across as spoilt and immature. There were memes out on social media and even journalists bashed the Paris Saint-Germain’s playacting in Russia.According to reports, Neymar was down for five minutes and 29 seconds total in the match against Mexcio in the round-of-16 clash. The biggest interruption in the match came in the 72nd minute when he writhed about after Mexican Miguel Layun appeared to step on his ankle.But he didn’t look to have put pressure on Neymar’s leg, and the player’s delayed and exaggerated response was the subject of heated debate, especially coming after similarly petulant displays in earlier matches.The 26-year-old, who has been fouled the most in this World Cup, has spent around 15 minutes on the turf in Russia, where Brazil were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Belgium.David De Gea David De Gea has only saved one shot at goal in this year’s World Cup (Reuters Photo)The Spaniard had a World Cup to forget for Spain and he has been heavily criticised at home especially for his performances in this year’s World Cup.De Gea made only one save in this year’s World Cup and conceded seven goals (excluding penalty shootouts) in Russia. The Manchester United man also made a massive blunder during Spain’s campaign opener against Portugal. De Gea failed to hold a straight forward Cristiano Ronaldo shot and the ball made his way into the goal. The goal broke Spain’s tempo and gave Portugal a crucial lead going into half-time. After the match, he was slaughtered by the Spanish media for his error and also asked coach Fernando Hierro to replace him.The 27-year-old didn’t do himself any favours in the upcoming matches as he failed to bring his ‘Manchester United game’ to the World Cup and Spain were eventually knocked out by hosts Russia in the pre-quarters after DDG failed to save a single Russian penalty from the shootout.Jorge Sampaoli Jorge Sampaoli has left the post of the Argentina coach on Monday (Reuters Photo)Argentina, despite having a scary qualifying campaign, were expected to come good at the big stage in Russia. However, Argentina had the worst possible start where they drew 1-1 with Iceland. They were then demolished 3-0 by Croatia and managed to edge Nigeria with a last-gasp goal to reach last 16.advertisementIn the Round of 16, they were outplayed by France and particularly Kylian Mbappe and went down 4-3.Argentina’s poor campaign was largely affected by the problems off the field, where players were reportedly unhappy with Sampaoli’s tactics and even asked him to step down ahead of their final group game against Nigeria. It was said that he has lost the players and they want him gone. But, he stayed on and somehow managed to take the team to the last 16, where they were outplayed by France.Sampaoli eventually stepped down on Monday after just one year in charge.