14 May

These are all the winks of Quique Setién at Barcelona

first_img– July 2018. The Cantabrian posted a photo on Twitter showing the signed shirts of Messi and Modric hanging on a wall.– October 2018. Months after the first rumors that linked Setién and Barcelona arose, it was again ensured that the Barça leadership dome continued with the name of the Cantabrian in first position in the list of futures. “This is the same thing that was spoken with the National Team. I am flattered that it comes out, but if we pay attention to everything that comes out … Barcelona has a great coach, we must respect it, especially colleagues. It is doing a great job and I see Barcelona well, regardless of whether it may fail, “he said.– November 2018. Sergio Busquets handed his shirt to Setién after he asked for it and after signing it with the following dedication “for Quique, with appreciation and admiration. For your way of watching football. A hug.” Before the match, played at the Camp Nou and ended with Betis victory 3-4, the coach could be seen talking with the Barca player, a moment he took the opportunity to tell “Hey, listen, I want your shirt later. You have to dedicate it to me and I have to put it in a frame.” Setien He has always praised Busquets for his football. “I am amazed Busquets. He is a very intelligent player who is permanently reading the game,” he said.– March 2019. After falling in Benito Villamarín against Barcelona 1-4, Setién surrendered to Messi. “Nobody is close to Lionel’s level. Barça’s second goal has been cartoon. To win this team you have to be right on your occasions because you know that this team being Messi is going to score you. The success of this team with Messi leaves the rival with little capacity, “said the Cantabrian.On the Barca captain he added “I have not seen anyone approach him. I have seen players do wonderful things but not with the balance and continuity of Messi, for 12-14 years active. I do not know if Pele, but nobody has achieved that. He does all the games. It is a luxury to have seen him every Sunday, to coincide with him. I really liked that our audience has cheered him, that he has valued a player that we have suffered today, but that we usually enjoy. It is fair and honorable to recognize it, I am proud of the behavior of the fans “.– May 2019. In his first interview after leaving Betis, granted to Carousel Deportivo de la Cadena SER, Setién said “of course I would like to train Barça.” I felt that soccer could be better played, but I didn’t see it until Johan showed it to us.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) March 24, 2016– June 2016. In the same social network the coach wrote “but how Iniesta plays football. How lucky are we to be ours and can enjoy with him.” After the decision of Barcelona to fire Ernesto Valverde and after Xavi Hernández, Quique Setién He has been chosen to replace the Extremaduran coach. The Cantabrian has shown on numerous occasions his admiration for the style of Barça and for everything that surrounds the Blaugrana entity. His desire to sit in the Camp Nou bench It has become clear every time he has spoken publicly about what is already his new club.– March 2016. Setién posted on Twitter “I felt you could play football better, but I didn’t see it until Johan Cruyff taught it to us.”center_img But how does Iniesta play football! How lucky we are that he is ours and we can enjoy with him.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) June 17, 2016– May 2017. Setién came up with the rumors that placed him on the Camp Nou bench. “I know the rumors that link me to Barcelona, ​​but it is a possibility that I do not contemplate. I do not know if I have the level to train Barcelona. I have been training for two years in Primera and I have a clear idea of ​​how Barça plays, many things I do come from the Cruyff philosophy, “he said.– May 2018. The Cruyff Foundation, created to remember the player and coach of Barcelona, ​​recognized Quique Setién “as the coach who best represents his values”.last_img read more

14 Jan

The Need for a National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

first_imgAs Liberia endeavors to revamp its education sector, there will be a need for a National Education Technology Plan (NETP) requiring the integration of technology in all schools in order to prepare the new generation of Liberians for the challenges of the 21st century. This plan should, inter alia, require students to take technology courses from 6th grade and upwards. This will allow students who cannot afford to go to college after graduation from high school to be prepared for entry level jobs.Sometime in December of 2009, a young lady had asked me to write her a letter of recommendation. In her hand was a copy of the newspaper carrying the advertisement of the job for which she had intended to apply. Two “CONSPICUOUS” requirements for the position being advertised were: (1). Must have a high school diploma and (2). MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE.As I read the requirements, I asked the young lady if she was computer literate. She told me she had never touched a computer and that she was disappointed over the possibility of not getting the job because of this reason. I knew that with a tight and somehow competitive job market, her chances of getting the job without experience or computer skills were absolutely slim. And so, as a consolation, I offered to pay her tuition at a local computer school in Monrovia which charged USD $50.00 for introductory computer courses.The clause “MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE” has become mundane across the global spectrum because we are in the Information Age. However, it has become an “opportunity killer” for Liberian students who graduate from high school with desire to enter the workforce as an alternative to college. The problem is, most Liberian students do not have the opportunity of taking computer classes while in high school because only few schools (i.e. B. W. Harris School) have access to computers or something that parallels a computer education program. This lack of comprehensive computer/technology program in schools, forces high school graduates to attend computer schools, in order to obtain the skills needed to apply for jobs. And, most of them can barely afford the cost of attending those computer schools.Education is the key to Liberia’s economic growth, prosperity, sustainability and its ability to compete in the global economy. It is the conduit to good jobs and higher earning potential for Liberians. It fosters the cross-border and cross-cultural collaboration that are desperately needed to solve the most challenging and evolving problems of our time. But modern education requires the integration of technology. And technology, as we all know is at the core of virtually every aspect of our daily lives and work today, therefore, it is imperative that we leverage it to provide engaging and powerful learning experiences.To integrate technology in our educational system, we will need to develop and implement a National Education Technology Plan (NETP) which will espouse a revolutionary transformation of the Liberian educational system. This Plan will require the integration of technology in schools and present a model for 21st century learning driven by technology. It will discuss innovation, prompt implementation, regular evaluation, and continuous improvement. It will kindle a shift from the currently practiced 19th century educational paradigms toward 21st century student-centric paradigms. Our educational system will be transformed to one in which teachers play the role of facilitators and certainly not sole deliverers of information in the classroom. This will allow students to think critically and engage the learning process more enthusiastically.To begin this initiative, we will need to establish a Technical Working Group. A group that will encompass the following: universities, representatives of primary and secondary schools, ICT professionals, educators, representatives from the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders. This team will be charged with the development of a document that will lead to a revolutionary transformation of the Liberian education system.Currently, Liberian schools lack two main things that are required for 21st century education: the technological infrastructure that enables this new pedagogical paradigm and teachers who have the training in and knowledge of this new approach. Most, if not all, Liberian educators lack computer or technology skills which is part of the daily lives of professionals in other sectors. The same can be said of many of the educational leaders and policymakers in schools and the higher education institutions responsible to prepare new educators to teach in schools. Therefore, professional development (pre-service and in-service) should be strongly encouraged. Professional development for teachers can also be enhanced when integrated with online communities for collaborative learning. Collaborating with educators in the global community will greatly expand the “horizons” of Liberian educators.This NETP will be an opportunity for change and when implemented will revolutionize our education system. This change will be driven by emerging technologies and the national need to radically improve the country’s education sector. The Ministry of Education has to play a major role in identifying effective strategies to ensure the implementation of this plan. Moreover, the parents, teachers and et al, must be a part of this initiative if it is to succeed. If we cannot reform education in Liberia, then maybe we should begin thinking about revolutionizing it. Of course, this is merely my opinion!!Until next week, Carpe diem!!!!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

11 Jan

Amazing turnout during this year’s Solstice Chili Bowl Bash

first_imgRyan Hennessey was one of the musical talents at the bash and says like many local musicians, he enjoys volunteering his time to give the community a taste of live entertainment.“That’s why the Fort St. John music scene is fantastic because there are lots of people like me who would be doing exactly this, probably at an event somewhere else,” Hennessey said. “It’s just part of the community spirit.”As for the 2 year chili champion, Chad Carlstrom also says he enjoys the opportunity to mingle with fellow Fort St. John locals. “You get a big mix of people coming out to this event and it’s a beautiful day, summer solstice, a great way to kick off summer,” Carlstrom said. Advertisement The centre piece of the bash were the hand made bowls, crafted by guild members, which each ticket holder had the opportunity to choose from, use for their chili samples and bring home. President of the North Peace Potters’ Guild, Heather Hannaford says the bowls are made by some talented, fairly novice students, and thanks to this annual event, the guild has increased their membership quite significantly.“These kinds of events show people what we can do and what’s available to them,” Hannaford explained.    – Advertisement -The Chili Bowl Coordinator, Britney Garberg says between crafting the bowls, coupled with the time in the kitchen with chili chiefs, the success of this event couldn’t have been done without both their commitments.“We had 200 bowls this year, which is amazing because usually we have about 140 – 150,” Garberg said. “It just shows how much our members are learning and they’re all getting their own styles.” Garberg adds that the chiefs were in the kitchen for a 3 hour shift, “opening cans, cutting vegetables, grilling…I think it turned out great.”Advertisementlast_img read more

10 Jan

Australia hold Denmark in World Cup Group C

first_img0Shares0000Yussuf Poulsen (bottom centre) handled the ball to concede a penalty kickSAMARA, Russia, June 21 – Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark in Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, a result that puts the Danes on course for the knockout phase with four points.Christian Eriksen put Denmark ahead after seven minutes in Samara but Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak equalised with a 38th-minute penalty to give the Australians their first point of the tournament. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

6 Jan

Video: The perfect replacement for Suarez at Liverpool?

first_imgLiverpool will have a tough job trying to replace the goals of Luis Suarez this season following his move to Barcelona.Divock Origi arrived and immediately left for a loan spell with ex-club Lille and Fabio Borini looks set to exit too, so there is still room for a new forward at Anfield.And there have been reports the Reds have enquired about the availability of Edinson Cavani, so Drivetime have taken the liberty of bringing you his best bits.last_img

6 Jan

Van Dijk backs Liverpool to compete on multiple fronts

first_img0Shares0000Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool can enjoy a strong challenge for the Champions League crown © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 11 – Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool have a strong enough squad to maintain a challenge for both the Premier League and the Champions League.Jurgen Klopp’s side went top of the English top flight with a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday. But Liverpool will be eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition if they fail to get the right winning result against Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday.Netherlands defender Van Dijk has acknowledged Liverpool will have no one to blame but themselves if they fail to qualify from Champions League Group C, having lost all three of their away games.Former Manchester United star Gary Neville, now a television pundit, suggested in September that Klopp did not have a squad capable of being competitive both domestically and in Europe, adding Liverpool should consider prioritising the Premier League.Klopp disagreed with that at the time, and Van Dijk is adamant he and his team-mates will be able to cope with the demands of the knockout stages from February, should they get through.“We are definitely capable of competing in both competitions. And hopefully that’s still going to be the case tomorrow,” Van Dijk told reporters on Monday.Asked what he thought about people suggesting elimination from the Champions League would benefit Liverpool in the Premier League, the centre-back responded: “I don’t think they’re Liverpool fans.“We want to compete at the highest level. We are top of the league now, but obviously that could change next week. You never know.“But the main thing for us is that we want to stay at the highest level and we’re going to do everything that’s possible to go through.“It’s going to be a tough game, we know it, but I’m very confident.”Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Napoli when the sides met in Italy in October, a result that has potentially made progress trickier for Van Dijk and his colleagues on Tuesday.– ‘We were poor’ –Klopp’s team, who will begin the night third in their group, have to win to stand any chance of overtaking Paris Saint-Germain in second.Should PSG fail to beat Red Star, then any victory will take Liverpool through.However, a win for the French champions would leave Klopp’s team needing to finish above Napoli to go through.In that scenario, a 1-0 victory would leave the two teams level on head-to-head record and goal difference, with Liverpool then finishing above Napoli by virtue of having scored more goals.Any other one-goal victory, though, would take Napoli through on head-to-head record, by virtue of having scored more away goals than Liverpool in their matches against each other.It is why Liverpool’s failure to score in Naples could yet be costly, with Van Dijk acknowledging that his team were not good enough that night.“Oh, we were poor that night, all of us. We deserved to get beaten. I think it’s going to be totally different over here,” he said.“It’s not about putting it right. We want to show that we belong in the Champions League.“We want to show we’re much better than what they saw over there.”Van Dijk, however, has warned that Liverpool’s performance will dictate what they deserve on Tuesday.“Napoli are one of the most dangerous teams in Europe, and we have not been at our best in the Champions League, so we deserve to be in this position that we’re now in,” he said.“If we don’t win tomorrow, we don’t deserve to be in the Champions League. We hope that’s not going to happen.“We’ve got to win, and we hope to progress and show that we definitely belong in there.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

30 Dec

Good news for Sunderland! Villa squad hit by sickness bug ahead of clash

first_img Tim Sherwood 1 Tim Sherwood has revealed he could be missing a number of key players against Sunderland after a sickness bug swept through the Aston Villa training ground.Sherwood refused to name the ill men but is facing an anxious wait to discover who will be available to play on Saturday for the visit of the Black Cats.“There’s a sickness bug around the training ground so there are a few players who have not been able to make training,” he said.“We have a couple of players, I don’t want to tell you who who they are but they’re not here today because they are ill.“They are not well today and the doc is having to do some overtime. We could miss a couple and there’s a couple who are not well now. I’d rather they weren’t well now rather than tomorrow.“There must be a bug going around, we’re just hoping it’s made its way to the north-east.”Sherwood could also be without Adama Traore at the weekend after the former Barcelona winger limped off in the League Cup win over Notts County on Tuesday with an ankle injury.“He hasn’t trained but we’re going to give him every opportunity to be fit,” said the boss.“He’s a massive talent, no-one wants him to be a sensation immediately more than I do but he has come from a weaker competition (Spain’s Segunda Division, with Barca’s B team) and it’s going to take him time.”last_img read more

30 Dec

Video: Benitez takes charge of Newcastle training for the first time as manager

first_imgNewcastle acted quickly in appointing Rafa Benitez as Steve McClaren’s replacement as manager of the club.The board removed McClaren on Friday morning and the new boss had his players out on the training pitch later in the afternoon.Newcastle do not play until Monday evening when they travel to Leicester.QUINN: BENITEZ WILL BE BEST MANAGER MAGPIES HAVE HAD SINCE BOBBY ROBSON Rafa Benitez and Newcastle players train together for the first time 1center_img LIVE on #Periscope: Rafa Benítez’s first Newcastle United training session. #NUFC https://t.co/PU2cLAToUJ— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 11, 2016last_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgTory Island lies 14 km out into the Atlantic Ocean to the west of mainland Donegal. In this short film Iain Miller, Fionnualla Donnelly and Aidan Mc Ginley make a trip to the island for a day of rock climbing and caving. Simply click on the video to play. DDTV: SEE TORY ISLAND LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE was last modified: August 2nd, 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:DDTVdonegalIain MillerTory Islandlast_img read more

26 Dec


first_imgA Donegal man has pleaded quilty to charges relating to an incident in which an American woman was mowed down and left in intensive care with severe head injuries.Damian Crossan, 28, of Trentagh, was hauled off a plane moments before it was due to take off from John F Kennedy Airport in New York bound for Ireland.Now following a lengthy investigation Crossan, who had been living in the US for five years, has admitted the charges and will be sentenced on July 11th next. He faces two separate charges and if found guilty could go to jail for seven years for each offence.Police chief Michael Chitwood confirmed that the Donegal man had admitted his car had hit a woman on February 2nd last.The woman Jamie Timlin, was hit with such force by the car that her shoes flew off while she was sent flying through the air.She also suffered devastating injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.As well as broken hips, Ms Timlin, 32, also suffered numerous facial fractures and bleeding on the brain.Crossan has been charged with aggravated assault and related offences following the incident at Upper Darby, near Philadelphia on February 2nd last.Police Chief Chitwood credited the Delaware County Daily Times newspaper with helping to solve the hit-and-run.“Apparently, Crossan was looking in the paper every day to see what was being said,” Chitwood said. “Tuesday night he saw it online and immediately got a ticket for Ireland. The quickest one he could get was out of JFK.“He drove to New York and parked his pickup truck in the long-term parking lot of JFK.”According to the affidavit, the truck was located in the lot and showed signs of front-end damage consistent with an accident.It had a cracked front bumper, cracked turning signal light and red-paint transfer.“As a result of the story, we received an anonymous tip about the hit-and-run naming Crossan as the operator of the truck,” Chitwood said. “We were able to track down the owner, that eventually led us to his girlfriend who gave us the probable cause we needed.“Apparently, the night of the accident, Crossan was in a bar, had a fight and left. When he got home, he told her he hit someone by the Acme, which is near where she was struck.”According to Chitwood, police notified the Department of Homeland Security and the Port Authority of New York of the warrant for Crossan’s arrest and his intention to flee the country.“Luckily, we got him before the plane took off,” Chitwood said. “It was scheduled to depart when they got him.”“We faxed the warrant and Crossan confessed,” Chitwood said. “He admitted to hitting someone, didn’t know if it was a male or female, but didn’t want to go to jail.”“We had absolutely nothing before receiving the tip call,” Chitwood said. “Once again, our relationship with the media and the Daily Times and putting a photo in the paper resulted in an identification and arrest.”EndsEXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL MAN FACES JAIL IN AMERICA AFTER ADMITTING HORRIFIC HIT AND RUN was last modified: June 16th, 2011 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:AmericaDamian Crossanhit and runjaillast_img read more