Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup

first_imgBecause he was fired, Madrid won’t have to pay the 2 million euros ($2.3 million) of the termination clause on Lopetegui’s contract. Rubiales said that although the federation’s financial situation was not ideal, money was “not the most important thing in a moment like this.”Lopetegui did not attend the news conference but spoke briefly with reporters as he started his trip back home.“I am very sad, but we have a magnificent team and I hope we win the World Cup,” he said.Hierro was to lead his players for the first time in a practice session later Wednesday.The former defender spent most of his career with Real Madrid but finished his playing days with English club Bolton in 2005. He played in four World Cups with Spain, from 1990 to 2002, and in two European Championships, 1996 and 2000.Hierro was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014. He coached second-division club Real Oviedo two seasons ago and was Malaga’s general manager after leaving his sports director position with the Spanish federation in 2011.“I’ve been near a ball for 30 years,” Hierro said.After Madrid’s announcement that it hired Lopetegui, critics immediately began questioning some of the coach’s decisions with the national team, including his choice to leave some Barcelona players such as Sergi Roberto out of the World Cup squad. There were also questions about how Lopetegui would be able to fully focus on the national team while also having to discuss off-season signings for his new club.There are six Madrid players in Spain’s team for the World Cup.Lopetegui’s name had not been mentioned by Spanish media among the probable candidates for the Madrid job, which opened up after Zidane unexpectedly quit. Last month, Lopetegui agreed to extend his contract with the national team through 2020. The 50-year-old Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain, will be taking on his first major coaching job. He had been acting as the federation’s sports director and was already in Russia with the national team.“I couldn’t have said ‘no,’ I wouldn’t forgive myself,” Hierro said. “We still have a great opportunity in front of us. We have to remain positive and move forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRubiales said firing Lopetegui wasn’t the best solution but it was needed after the federation was caught by surprise by Madrid’s announcement.“The federation cannot be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release,” Rubiales said. “We have been compelled to act.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Rubiales, who took over as president last month, said Lopetegui disrespected the federation’s values and it was the only decision he could make.“It’s a difficult situation, but we are not the ones who determined the action that had to be taken. The federation has its values and it has to maintain them,” Rubiales said. “It may look like a weakness now, but with time this will make us stronger.”Rubiales said he tried to keep the Madrid announcement from being made public but it wasn’t possible. He said he had to make the decision — which was supported by the federation’s board of directors — to “send a clear message” that things have to be done properly.There were reports that players tried to persuade Rubiales to change his mind and keep Lopetegui on the job.“We are the national team. We represent this emblem, these colors, our fans, a country,” Spain captain Sergio Ramos wrote on Twitter. “Our responsibility and commitment is to you. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, together.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I admire and respect Lopetegui a lot. He is a top coach, and that made it harder to make this decision,” Rubiales said. “Winning is important, but above that, we need to know how things have to be handled.”It was a difficult departure for the 51-year-old Lopetegui, who took over from Vicente del Bosque after the 2016 European Championship and had been credited with reviving a team that was on the decline after winning Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.By successfully blending talented youngsters and veterans from its golden generation, Lopetegui kept Spain unbeaten through 20 matches in charge, comfortably leading the team to the World Cup from a qualifying group that included Italy.He won European championships with Spain’s under-19 and under-21 teams in the early 2010s, but had a lackluster stint with Portuguese team Porto in his only job with a major club.Rubiales has already left his impression after taking over a federation which was in the hands of embattled official Angel Maria Villar for nearly three decades. He was elected president over Juan Luis Larrea, the federation’s former treasurer and its interim leader since Villar was suspended following his arrest last year on suspicion of corruption.In one of his first actions, Rubiales canceled a previously arranged “vacation” trip by officials to the World Cup that would cost nearly 2 million euros ($2.3 million). He got the money reimbursed and spent only about 500,000 euros ($590,000) with new travel arrangements for sponsors and federation officials.“We are all affected,” Rubiales said about Lopetegui’s departure. “We have to think about what is best for the entity, for the federation and the team, and from this afternoon we will all be together to go forward.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Spain in chaos 2 days before World Cup after coach firedcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)With only two days to go before Spain’s opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season.Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as coach for Spain’s match against Portugal in Sochi on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

New head coach for the Trackers as training camp is underway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Coaching is nothing new for bench boss Gerard Dicaire.The new head coach of the North East B.C./Yukon Trackers, currently have 45 players in training camp. Dicaire wanted to give back to the community and get involved with hockey again after coaching the Senior team. A focus of his is to keep players from leaving.Local talent is staying and playing here because of a new Hockey Academy School. Dicaire says that’s a key reason into developing home grown hockey players.- Advertisement -He is impressed with the turnout this year and looks forward to the regular season.The Trackers first exhibition game is September 16th, in Prince George.last_img read more

Hussain delighted with path to Guyana Golf Open 2018

first_imgLusignan Golf Club President Aleem Hussain has said he’s pleased with the path leading up to the 2018 Guyana Open Cup Mega-Tournament, set for the weekend of November 3 and 4.New LGC Honorary Life Member, Maurice Solomon (third from left front row), surrounded by LGC executives and other membersHussain told Guyana Times Sport he is happy to have surpassed his goal of ensuring the course would be in shape all year round. With almost 30 tournaments so far in 2018, Hussain said, 12 additional tournaments are scheduled to tee off prior to the Open Cup.Among those tournament sponsors are Assuria, Scotia Bank, Banks DIH; and for the first time, computer software developers Microsoft. Through their local company, Massy Technologies, the Microsoft brand will sponsor a tournament, and Hussain hinted that the event could become an annual feature between the LGC and Microsoft.The golfer further pointed out that the club registered more than 50 new golfers this past Saturday. The LGC, along with senior club member Maurice Solomon via his company, held the annual tourney. Following the Open, Solomon, who has been a member since 1969, was given honorary life membership of the LGC, having been a member for almost 5 decades; qualifying by virtue of being at least 75 years old; and having at least 25 years’ membership to his credit.Regarding the upcoming Guyana Open, the LGC President has said he expects almost 60 golfers from outside Guyana to participate in the tournament. He noted that it was important to ensure the local crop of golfers preparing for the approaching competition get ideal match-time, as they would need to play hard to ensure the two titles remain with the Guyanese.Hussain also said he is very pleased with the condition of the Greens. He said that since the executive body took over almost a year ago, their focus has been on ensuring that the playing conditions and the atmosphere at the Club are similar to what obtains at overseas courses.Meanwhile, golfers will have more action coming up this weekend. Hussain has promised another big Open, as he hopes to get the entire contingent prepared for November’s huge tournament. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Agenda 3/5

first_img The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will hold a two-day workshop titled “Managing Offshore Relationships in China and Beyond,” 8 a.m. at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles. Call (630) 574-0985, Ext. 320. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will host the 19th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business at the Radisson Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. (818) 354-7531 or (818) 354-8689. SEMINARS FRIDAY The Woman’s Way of Leadership will hold a career development course for professional women, 8 a.m. at Manhattan Beach Country Club, Manhattan Beach. Call (562) 690-3975. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. (818) 348-6908. The Toluca Lake Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Paty’s Restaurant, 10001 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226. The Mayor’s Office of International Trade offers free international-trade assistance the second Tuesday of each month at the Valley Economic Alliance, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. The Business Works Networking Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Carol’s Restaurant, Northridge. Call (805) 497-0092. To Network meets at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 377-0853. The Greater San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (818) 789-5414. The Kiwanis Club of Tarzana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Cafe, 18588 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-1020. Business Network International, Lunch Bunch Chapter, will meet at noon at Carousel Restaurant, 150 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call (818) 519-1717, Ext. 220. The Professional Business Network of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:05 a.m. at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 585-0632 or log on to The Network Advantage of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Coco’s Restaurant, 24930 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 702-9687 or (661) 702-9316. The Harbor chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 647-3600. The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Satellite Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Chaminade College Preparatory, 10210 Oakdale Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 704-0763. BizNet Online magazine will host a networking breakfast from 8 to 9:30 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9001 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6, or visit the Web site at Burbank Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at the Carousel Restaurant Holiday Inn, 105 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. The Business Referral Group of Tarzana will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 881-4900. The Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call Mariam Radcliffe at (818) 249-1629 or visit the Web site at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEETINGS TODAY The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will hold a two-day workshop titled “Managing Offshore Relationships in China and Beyond,” 8 a.m. at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles. Call (630) 574-0985, Ext. 320. TUESDAY last_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: The Donegal Centre for Independent Living (DCIL) have announced that they have been shortlisted in the National Better Together awards Competition. The winners are due to be announced at the official award ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. DCIL will be represented at the awards ceremony by their General Manager Rosaleen Bradley who submitted a short video that showcased some of what they do as an organisation of people with disabilities here in Donegal.The video has gained much support through social media and received enough both local and national online votes to secure a place on the shortlist.Can they lift the award – only next week will tell – but they’re certainly hopeful and are overwhelmed with the awareness this has raised of the impact and services of DCIL both locally and nationally.DCIL General manager, Rosaleen Bradley told Donegal Daily, “We are a Donegal organisation who is competing against large national organisations and to be shortlisted at this point is really a recognition award in itself. We would really appreciate everybody’s support in the lead up to the awards ceremony which take place in Dublin Castle next Wednesday 9th December.Why not have a look and hopefully you’ll enjoy. 🙂 DONEGAL DISABILITY ORGANISATION SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: December 3rd, 2015 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:Disability OrganisationDonegal Independent Learninglast_img read more

Campbell steps in for Rice, throws five TDs in St. Bernard’s win over South Fork

first_imgEUREKA >> It wasn’t too long into preparations for the final week of the regular season that St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin decided to give Jack Rice some rare early-November rest.That meant the Crusaders’ heir apparent under center got the nod. And he ran with the opportunity.St. Bernard’s junior quarterback T.J. Campbell threw for nearly 300 yards and five touchdowns in the first half as the Crusaders closed on the regular season with a 48-7 win over South Fork on Friday afternoon.“It …last_img read more

Slieve League (Bunglas) – GC18RT – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 13, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedNaGeira’s Treasure – GC6EDE – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2012November 21, 2012In “Geocaching with Kids”Moon Tower — Geocache of the WeekApril 4, 2018In “Community”FAQs: The lost treasure of Mary HydeJuly 10, 2017In “Learn” At the peak of Slieve LeagueThis week, we’re visiting some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs to find the Geocache of the Week. We may even climb as far as 1972 feet (601 meters) in our search for the difficulty 3, terrain 3 traditional geocache in County Donegal, Ireland.Thanks to John, a.k.a. Wild Rover, Slieve League (Bunglas) (GC18RT) has brought nearly 300 adventure seekers to this secluded and stunning location since it was published in April, 2004. The extensive logs and 53 Favorite Points speak volumes for this remote geocache.John’s goal was simply to place the cache, conscious that geocachers would aim to find a location with something unique worth seeing or doing. He says, “These cliffs, while not unknown, are quite remote for most visitors and the cache has laid as a pointer to an unforgettable area to see and enjoy.”And what an unforgettable area it is. The tall marine cliffs create a breathtaking, and sometimes intimidating view of the Atlantic ocean. For those who love to take walks, the “One Man’s Path,” an infamous hiking path to be approached with extreme caution, provides stunning views of of the sea, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay.High winds won’t keep geocachers awayThe cache container is a camouflaged box with lots of goodies for kids. Even though the 984-foot (300 meter) view down into the wild Atlantic waves can be disorientating, the cache is nestled in a safe and approachable location. Rain boots are strongly recommended in wet weather.One geocacher who recently embarked on this adventures writes, “When planning our trip through Ireland, Reisegern and I also planned to visit some interesting caches. This one looked very interesting, so we visited Slieve League today. We didn’t expect that it would be that great! We walked along the high cliffs and watched the seagulls and the sheep. The sun was shining so we earned a sun-brand as a souvenir. We enjoyed several hours with the fantastic scenery. Thank you for guiding us here. We wouldn’t have found this great place without the cache. At the cache container everything is alright.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to brave Trackable near the cache siteShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Online Community YouTern Links College Interns and Startups

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts YouTern, an online community to link interns with startups, has launched their pilot program in California, with plans to expand nationwide.While there are many programs that assist students with finding internships with large, established companies, until the launch of YouTern, there was no similar service helping entrepreneurial-minded students find a position with a startup. And now in turn, startups will have a resource to identify and recruit talented students for internship positions, a move that may help build a “startup culture” so college graduates don’t feel as compelled to only seek employment with major corporations. Internships are useful for students as they can help them prepare for their professional careers, through mentorship and on-the-job experience. The latter is particularly important in these rough economic times as job experience can set a college graduate apart from the competition. Indeed, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the number of college students planning to gain experience through an internship in their field of study has increased dramatically in recent years – from 10 to almost 70 percent. Furthermore, employers indicate that they anticipate offering employment to a majority of their interns. One of YouTern’s key features is its ability to match interns and companies based on information about a student’s degree/major, location, and hours available and a business’s category and needs. Compatibility of interns and potential employers is ranked, with only qualifying matches delivered. Currently subscriptions and postings to the site are free.“The rules have changed for young talent entering the workforce,” said YouTern CEO Mark Babbitt. “Students don’t have jobs waiting for them at graduation and must now plan their career paths years in advance. In our new economy, a career-relevant internship is the key to success.” Not only are internships becoming more important for college students, but many young people indicate they want to become entrepreneurs in their own right. YouTern looks to offer college students an important service to kickstart their careers.last_img read more

Football: David de Gea issues message to supporters, but uses the F-word

first_imgAdvertisementDavid de Gea, dubbed as one of the bests between the sticks by Manchester United fans all around the world, had a pretty bad time at the World Cup. Conceding 6 goals in 4 matches and not saving a single penalty in the 4-3 tie-breaker loss to Russia in the knockout stage are his numbers.He didn’t perform as per the level expected of him or the saves he provides as the first-choice keeper of Manchester United.So recently after Spain’s elimination from the World Cup, he took to Twitter and wrote a message for his fans alike with a pretty strong language.Para quienes apoyasteis, criticasteis con respeto y sufristeis con nosotros, gracias. Estamos jodidos pero nos levantaremos y no dejaremos de intentarlo To whom supported, suffered and criticised us with respect, thanks. We’re fucked but we’ll get up again and never give up.— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) July 2, 2018“To whom supported, suffered and criticised us with respect, thanks. We’re f****d but we’ll get up again and never give up.”This is what his tweet reads which is written in both his native Spanish and English.It’s no doubt David De Gea’s World Cup was abysmal and he would like to shake it off for the new upcoming season with Manchester United.Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: The Selecaos advance to the quarter-finals after ousting Mexico from the tournamentFootball : Mohamed Salah signs a long-term contract worth £200,000-a-week. Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli becomes highest scoring Asian Test captain

first_imgVirat Kohli missed out on a big score when he was trapped in front by Jason Holder on 45, but he scored just enough to add another feather to his cap.On Saturday, the Indian captain became the highest scoring Test captain in Asia. Kohli overtook former Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq during the Day 2 of the 2nd Test versus West Indies at the at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.Kohli now has 4233 runs from 42 matches at an average of 65.12, while Misbah has scored 4214 from 56 matches for Pakistan, at an average of 51.39. Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawaedene is third in the list with 3665 runs from 66 innings as captain. India’s MS Dhoni (3454 runs from 96 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (3449 runs from 74 innings) are fourth and fifth in the list respectively.Hyderabad Test – Day report | Highlight | PhotosKohli is 8th in the overall list of captain with most runs in the world, which is led by South Africa’s Graeme Smith, who has scored 8659 runs from 109 matches. He is followed by two Australians Allan Border, who has 6623 runs from 93 matches, and Ricky Ponting, who has 6542 from 77 matches.West Indian Clive Llyod is in fourth on the list with 5233 runs from 74 matches, followed by New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming, who has 5156 runs from 80 matches. Recently retired English opener Alastair Cook is sixth with 4844 runs from 59 matches and Brian Lara of West Indies is 7th with 4685 runs from 47 matches.READ – 10 years of Virat Kohli in international cricketIn fact, 17 of Kohli’s 24 Test centuries have come as captain. Kohli has smashed six double centuries as captain in Test cricket and is the only player to do so.advertisementKohli is also the second in the list of most successful Indian captain, behind MS Dhoni.After the win in the previous match, the first Test in Rajkot, Kohli now has 23 wins as captain. Under his captaincy, India won nine successive Test series as Kohli equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of the most successive series wins as captain.last_img read more