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USC selected for Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon

first_imgUSC was selected as one of 20 universities in the world to build an energy-efficient home for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon.Two architecture professors will lead a multidisciplinary team of USC students over the next two years to design and build an innovative and energy-efficient solar home for a single-family dwelling.Model home · Shahab Rahimi, a senior majoring in architecture, prepares a small model of a study for their entry in the Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. – Photo courtesy of Christine TanguayAlice Kimm, chair of undergraduate studies in the School of Architecture, applied for the start-up grant of $100,000 last fall, which qualified USC to participate. Kimm, in collaboration with Gary Paige, a visiting critic at the USC School of Architecture, will guide the students working on the project.“Our overall goal is to bring an energy-efficient house to the world,” Kimm said.The professors said they would like the house to built on or near campus, ideally Exposition Park, but have not determined where. Final projects are judged on a range of 10 separate performance categories including design, energy efficiency, livability and affordability.The project already is getting its feet on the ground at USC. Solar Decathlon is a topic studio class in the architecture school this semester. Nine undergraduate and four graduate students signed up for the course, which broke up the students into teams to develop six unique design ideas for the competition. At the end of the semester, the students will select the best design and that will serve as the design schematic for the actual competition prototype.Christine Tanguay, a senior majoring in architecture, is one of the students enrolled in the design studio. Tanguay said the class comes with its own unique set of challenges.“We have a set of rules, a budget and many other constraints that are required by the competition beyond the regular California building code,” Tanguay said.The Solar Decathlon competition isn’t limited to architecture students; students from interdisciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to join the team to work on the project. Tanguay said the interdisciplinary element was also a draw.“I was inspired by the fact that the competition will incorporate many schools at USC and we will be required to collaborate on a holistic, sustainable design,” Tanguay said.Kimm envisions Viterbi students working on solar technology, Marshall students establishing a marketing strategy for selling the house, Annenberg students creating a public relations campaign, School of Cinematic Arts students documenting the progress and students at Rossier School of Education bringing students from Los Angeles Unified School District to visit the house to learn about environmentally sustainable living.“USC has the opportunity to do incredible collaborations,” Kimm said. “It’s all here on campus.”When the competition is over, Kimm said, the school plans to dismantle the house and to give it to a family.“The School of Architecture is very community-based,” Kimm said. “This is the opportunity to give back to the community: to build an energy-efficient house that can set an example in the neighborhood and the city of Los Angeles.”Students looking to get involved in the competition will be able to find more information on USC’s Solar Decathlon team website, which Kimm said should be online in two weeks.last_img read more

Stoiximan retains independence despite OPAP equity increase

first_img StumbleUpon OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Share Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming July 13, 2020 Share Submit GML Interactive, the operating company of Greek online bookmaker Stoiximan, has disclosed that OPAP SA will increase its majority shareholding in the betting group to 84.5%.The transaction will see Athens-listed OPAP continue to increase its equity in Stoiximan’s Greek and Cypriot operations, having become the majority shareholder of the betting asset in 2019 after securing a 51% stake for €95 million.Despite Stoiximan operating independently from OPAP, the Athens lottery group has acted as an enterprise investor of the betting firm. It has also maintained a 37% stake in TCB Holdings, the firm’s wider European franchise operating the Betano brand in Germany and Romania.OPAP stated that the investment reflected a ‘clear recognition’ of Stoiximan’s impressive growth and future prospects within the Greek and Cypriot betting markets. Updating stakeholders, OPAP Group Chief Executive Damian Cope underlined that Stoiximan would continue to maintain its independence led by its current executive leadership team.“Led by George Daskalakis, the Stoiximan team continues to successfully deliver impressive growth in all the markets in which they operate,” Cope stated.George Daskalakis, Stoiximan co-founder and CEO, added: “Since OPAP’s initial investment 14 months ago, both Stoiximan and Betano have achieved impressive growth. This is the result of a strategic plan executed with consistency and professionalism by a team of more than 700 highly dedicated colleagues, who I am honoured to lead.“OPAP’s decision to increase its investment in Stoiximan essentially fuels the prospects of our company in the future, but mainly constitutes a strong vote of confidence in our way of doing business. “We embark upon this next day of creativity with the same commitment and the same determination, to work hard in order to further consolidate Stoiximan’s position as the leading operator in the Greek online gaming market, while at the same time strengthen the growth of Betano in all target international markets.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more


first_imgMark Casse46105622%$707,758 SHARED BELIEF ‘DOING GREAT’ FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPJerry Hollendorfer has Shared Belief ready to run. The post position, the weight, theIntangibles are out of his control, not that he doesn’t give a whit about those things.You don’t approach 7,000 career victories without sweating the small stuff.Shared Belief is the 3-5 favorite on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.The gelded son of Candy Ride will carry his highest impost ever, 125 pounds, and break from the No. 5 post position in the 78th running of the Grade I race for 4-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter, which is the 11th and final event on what promises to be a sun-kissed day with temperatures in the low 80s. First post time is 12 noon.“Weight is always a big deal no matter what race you’re in,” Hollendorfer said as he put several of his charges through Thursday morning works at Santa Anita. “It’s a big deal in this race, too.“He’s got to spot them some weight, but some of the riders won’t be able to make the weight that they’re assigned. For example, some guys are in with 114, but they can’t do 14.“We’re walking over with no excuses. Our horse is doing great, he’s trained great. He has no excuses. We have to carry 125, that’s what our assignment is, and the five is a decent post; it’s not the best, but it’s a decent post.”Asked if he was surprised 12 others entered the race that offers $600,000 to the winner, $200,000 to the runner-up and $100,000 to the third-place finisher, Hollendorfer said, “I guess everybody thinks they have a shot or they wouldn’t be going in.”The Santa Anita Handicap: Cool Samurai, Aaron Gryder, 30-1; Diamond Bachelor, Martin Pedroza, 50-1; Sr. Quisqueyano, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Dynamic Sky, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Shared Belief, Mike Smith, 3-5; Moreno, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Patrioticandproud, Elvis Trujillo, 20-1; You Know I Know, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Crimson Giant, Brandon Boulanger, 50-1; Imperative, Kent Desormeaux, 30-1; Bronzo, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Catch a Flight, Gary Stevens, 12-1; and Hard Aces, Victor Espinoza, 12-1.In other Big ‘Cap news:Santa Anita offers two huge guaranteed pools on Big ‘Cap Day, $1 million on the Late Pick 4 and $250,000 on the Pick 6. There will be a Beerfest and live music in the Infield. Mike Smith7615171120%$1,377,341 Drayden Van Dyke14515162010%$839,436 (Current Through Sunday, March 1) Philip D’Amato50119722%$515,630 Fernando Perez13013161210%$576,152 OCHO OCHO OCHO READY FOR SAN FELIPEOcho Ocho Ocho, perfect so far and earner of $693,600 in just three starts, takes a giant step on the Triple Crown trail when he runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.“He’s been really good since September of last year,” trainer Jim Cassidy said of the son of Street Sense who was named for his hip number at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale (888 is ocho ocho ocho in Spanish).Ocho Ocho Ocho won the Juvenile Turf Sprint when it was moved to Santa Anita’s main track due to inclement weather last Nov. 1, and the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 22.“I have no issues with him,” Cassidy said. “He’s pretty straightforward and obviously he can run, so hopefully we’ve got him tight enough for this race.“I think he’ll run pretty good and he’ll go from there to the Santa Anita Derby (April 4). He doesn’t have to be on the lead. He can sit off of it. He’s got a decent style.”As for pre-race instructions to Mike Smith, forget it: “I’m not going to tell him anything,” Cassidy said. “We stay out of each other’s way.”The field for the San Felipe: Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Mike Smith, 4-1; Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 8-5; The Gomper, Tyler Baze, 15-1; Kenjisstorm, Agapito Delgadillo, 50-1; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Bolo, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Pulmarack, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Sir Samson, Joe Talamo, 12-1; and Pain and Misery, Flavien Prat, 15-1.The San Felipe offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, and 20, 10 and five to the second, third and fourth place finishers. Of those entered in the San Felipe, Dortmund (20) and Ocho Ocho Ocho (10) are the only one with points thus far. Bob Baffert7315141021%$1,311,588 Kent Desormeaux13425241819%$1,430,590 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Santiago Gonzalez68761110%$241,744 Mark Glatt5078814%$379,024 Jerry Hollendorfer12123171719%$2,203,268 NEWLY DISCOVERED SEABISCUIT FOOTAGE TO AIR BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY            Santa Anita Park has announced that some recently acquired color footage of Seabiscuit’s legendary win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap will be shown between races six and seven this Saturday, Santa Anita Handicap Day.“The footage is for the most part, absolutely pristine,” said Santa Anita Vice President, Marketing, Nate Newby. “I think very few people alive today have seen the 1940 ‘Big Cap in color, and when they do, they are going to be amazed.“We’ve edited this down to four minutes and I think people are going to be blown away by what they see. This is a perfect time to show it, on the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest moments in Santa Anita history.”FINISH LINES: Clubhouse Ride, who cost $22,000 and earned more than $1.3 million, has been retired and will enter stud at Harris Farms near Coalinga this spring. Campaigned by Six-S Racing Stable and Bonnie and Nikolas Petralia and trained throughout his career by Craig Lewis, the chestnut son of Candy Ride earned $1,341,132 from 43 starts including victories in the Grade II Californian in 2013 and 2014. “I loved the horse,” Lewis said. “He was a great horse to be around, a great horse to train. He made my job easy because he just loved what he was doing. He was all race horse.” A 7-year-old, Clubhouse Ride is Candy Ride’s leading money earner at stud . . . This ruling from the California Horse Racing Board today: “Pursuant to an Order by the California Horse Racing Board, trainer Antonio “A.C.” Avila, trainer of the horse Masochistic, the fifth-place finisher in the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on March 15, 2014 is fined ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and suspended for sixty (60) days (March 15, 2015 through May 13, 2015) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1887(a) (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse), #E1843(a) and (d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances), #1844(e)(1) and (g) (Authorized Medication-Acepromazine in excess of the permitted level of 25 nanograms per milliliter, 973 ng/ml (Class III), and #1890 (Possession of Contraband). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Antonio “A.C.” Avila are suspended, Mr. Avila is prohibited from entering horses during the term of suspension, and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Avila is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.” . . . El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss worked five furlongs Thursday on Santa Anita’s main track for Jeff Bonde in 1:00.80 for the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21 . . . Big Macher, working for the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai March 28, went six furlongs under Elvis Trujillo for Richard Baltas in 1:12.60 . . . When Jenna’s Faith won in her first start in Sunday’s fourth race at 9-1 under Corey Nakatani for trainer Herbert Bacorn, it marked the third debut winner for the dam, Jenna’s Joy . . . Agent Tony Matos has Nakatani booked on Falls City Handicap (run at Churchill Downs) winner Frivolous for trainer Victoria Oliver in the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes on March 14, and on Oliver-trained Del Mar Oaks winner Personal Diary in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes the following day, March 15 . . . Joel Rosario returns to Santa Anita March 15 to ride Rosalind for trainer Chad Brown in the Santa Ana, agent Ron Anderson reports . . . Those wishing to visit Eugene “Snake” McDaniel where he is recuperating at 1832 Buena Vista in Duarte should call 626 359-5143 to make arrangements. McDaniel, the groom for 1971 Horse of the Year Ack Ack, is recovering at that locale from amputation of his right leg due to a blood clot . . . Thoroughbred owner and former jockey agent Nick Cosato and Steve Byk, host of At the Races radio show, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens. Saturday’s session will start at 10:50 a.m.; Sunday’s, 11:20 a.m. . . . Jockey Mario Gutierrez has been suspended three racing days (March 7, 8 and 12) for causing interference on Smoove It in Saturday’s fourth race . . . Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. Turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Tyler Baze20028212414%$1,491,854 A. C. Avila2472329%$203,774 ‘NO EXCUSES’ GOING IN FOR SHARED BELIEFOCHO OCHO OCHO SET SET SET FOR SAN FELIPE‘MAGNIFICENT’ VINTAGE SEABISCUIT FOOTAGE AIRS SATURDAYCLUBHOUSE RIDE TO STAND AT HARRIS FARMS Tiago Pereira901091211%$356,864 Gary Stevens7111111215%$945,320 Mario Gutierrez8061078%$357,270 Carla Gaines3154216%$317,105 Michael Pender3464318%$163,050 Felipe Valdez4177817%$205,448 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Victor Espinoza12825241620%$1,518,018 Brandon Boulanger956586%$197,436center_img -30- Richard Mandella4488718%$431,346 Martin Garcia10219141219%$1,342,980 James Cassidy4785917%$305,100 Elvis Trujillo15217181111%$1,062,280 Joseph Talamo16519162712%$1,259,292 John Sadler8511151313%$736,036 Peter Eurton59119819%$561,768 Peter Miller10419201018%$1,057,626 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won J. Eric Kruljac3654514%$247,150 Jeff Bonde2790333%$321,530 Doug O’Neill11612111810%$694,544 Rafael Bejarano17944272425%$1,955,854 Corey Nakatani9318101219%$873,738 J. Keith Desormeaux1954226%$162,610 Hector Palma2464125%$140,750 Brice Blanc3662317%$243,752 Martin Pedroza1311218189%$539,754 Richard Baltas48108321%$399,168 Flavien Prat881011811%$537,926 Thomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype6651188%$298,586 Edwin Maldonado891181112%$429,894last_img read more

Jurassic Park Gets Overhaul

first_imgHow much do we understand the dinosaurs?  ABC News reported on some big-time updates and revisions being made to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History dinosaur exhibits.  The title of the article is, “Getting Their Dinosaur Facts Right, at Least for Now.”The problem is that even though the newest of the dinosaurs are 65 million years old, scientists’ understanding of them has been racing along, changing with each new find.  So the Carnegie staff has decided to dismantle – and rethink – its entire collection.    Our image of dinosaurs comes mostly from what one finds in old sci-fi films – big, lumbering creatures, dragging their tails on the ground.  In recent years, scientists have decided they were probably much more energetic and agile – and the way most fossils were displayed was wrong.    “Unfortunately, they don’t come with instruction manuals,” Matt Lamanna, a paleontologist at the museum, said with a smile.The project requires “a small army of painters, sculptors, welders and former museum staffers” to fix the newly-found errors and set the dinosaurs to rights.The scientists back then certainly had the best of intentions but not the best information.  Very few of the fossil skeletons they dug up were complete, so they made educated guesses, sometimes based on their knowledge of other species.This may satisfy the purists for now.  But the article speculated that “years from now, as the scientists learn more, they say they’ll probably have to change the exhibits all over again.”Evolutionists insist that some of their theory’s greatest strengths are the very driving forces of the theory itself: change and adaptation.  However, when an idea that you defend constantly changes, very few would consider that a strength.  Indeed, Charles Darwin himself would scarcely recognize his own theory today.   This is illustrated in scientific interpretations of dinosaurs.  When putting the bones together, they had to place the backs out of joint merely to fit with their beliefs of dinosaur skeletal structures – literally, forcing the evidence to match their theories.   Notably, the Carnegie collection itself has not changed.  Those old bones remain the same, and it is only evolutionists’ understanding that has changed.  And as ABC aptly pointed out, it will probably all need to be changed again mere generations from now – which means that even this updated display is probably wrong in ways we cannot recognize.  So what is racing along?  Understanding?  Scientific progress?  Human imagination?  The bones aren’t saying.  —DM(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Dakar Talks

first_imgThabo Mbeki and Frederik van Zyl Slabbert at the Dakar Conference in 1987. (Source image: Netwerk24.com)Johannesburg, Monday 10 July 2017 – As part of the Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar 1987 Talks and Celebration activities around the Twinning of Robben and Goree Islands, Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Arts Council, SA Embassy in Senegal, DIRCO and Senegalese Ministry of Arts and Culture, will host a series of activities in the week of 10-14 July 2017.In the context of South Africa’s liberation – political dialogue played a significant role in the nation’s transition to democracy. In this regard, the 1987 meeting in Dakar between the ANC and an IDASA delegation, stands out as a significant moment in the history of South Africa’s journey towards democracy.Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “The Dakar Conference would not have been possible were it not for the assistance of countries like Senegal and then President Abdou Diouf, who paved the way for delegates to meet during a period when liberation movements were still banned internally, and the Apartheid regime still presided over a pariah state sanctioned and internationally isolated.”“Likewise, the assistance that came from governments and individuals who contributed material resources to make the conference possible further attests to the fact that the liberation movement was not alone in its struggle against apartheid South Africa.”Contemporary developments in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent indicate that political dialogue is not a once-off. It remains a crucial feature of societies transitioning towards democracy and transforming an unequal socio-economic environment.In global terms, and particularly on the African continent, the success of conflict management and mediation, conflict prevention, and resolution as well as intervention, are all linked to the ability and capability of political rivals to engage in constructive political dialogue.As part of the week-long activities, Brand South Africa in partnership with the Dakar-based CODESRIA host a Colloquium on Thursday 13 July 2017, under the theme, the Power of Dialogue – Past, Present and Future. During the week, the two countries will also sign a Twinning Agreement between Robben- and Goree Islands. This is a significant moment not only to reflect on the past, but to celebrate what Senegal and South Africa have in common.Dr Makhubela added: “The Colloquium will bring together experts on conflict mediation and resolution from government, civil society and academia, to discuss the role of political dialogue in conflict prevention, mediation, and resolution on the African continent and beyond. The session will also focus on drawing the youth into the dialogue – the goal being not only to impart knowledge but also to provide a platform for them to share their views on the power of dialogue.”The Colloquium will cover three sessions, where delegates from South African and Senegalese government and other role players will share their experiences and insights with attendees. This will provide the background for further reflections in the second panel discussion between Dakarites from Senegal and South Africa, with the final session focussing on political dialogue in Africa today.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Finding Tweets that Matter to You: My6sense Launches New iPhone App

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… My6sense just announced a new version of its iPhone application that can automatically highlight the most relevant tweets from the users you follow. The mytweetsense feature learns from the user’s implicit and explicit actions and builds a model of what is interesting to the individual user. Mytweetsense works best for tweets that include links. The app’s features are clearly geared towards these kind of tweets and include previews for links, videos and images.The default view in the app displays all the recent tweets you received according to relevancy. You can also switch to a chronological view of your timeline and the app allows users to easily reshare content on Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed, as well as by email.Finding Relevant Tweets The app trains itself. My6sense just watches what links you click on, and which articles you retweet or share on other social networks. It takes a little bit of training, but if our experience with the my6sense RSS reader is any indication, the results are surprisingly good. We got a chance to talk to Barak Hachamov, the company’s founder and CEO at LeWeb earlier today. According to Hachamov, my6sense creates an extremely detailed personal profile of every user. It’s important to note that mytweetsense mostly looks at the content of the links that you receive in your Twitter stream. While the app has an option to turn on the relevancy algorithm for tweets without links, the service works best when it can work with the additional information that is implicit in these links.Twitter lists and smarter real-time search engines have made it easier to keep up with the constant stream of updates on Twitter, but this is still a random stream of information. My6sense’s iPhone app may not replace your favorite Twitter app right now, but it’s a great tool to catch up on your tweets if you have been offline for a few days. You do, however, have to use it for a few days before so you can get the best experience. The app first has to get to know you, after all. Tags:#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Sarri requests Higuain, Mertens & Koulibaly for Chelsea

first_imgTransfers Sarri requests Higuain, Mertens & Koulibaly as Chelsea talks speed up Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea Correspondent 20:05 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Higuain Mertens Napoli Juventus Serie A Transfers Chelsea Napoli Premier League Antonio Conte The Blues are still not clear on who their head coach will be next season as they push ahead to get a deal resolved before pre-season kicks off Chelsea have spoken to prospective new manager Maurizio Sarri about his transfer preferences as he targets a host of Napoli stars from past and present, Goal understands.Talks over a deal to appoint Sarri to replace Antonio Conte continue to progress positively and, in conversations with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, he has stated his admiration of various Napoli stars, including Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Piotr Zielinski and Dries Mertens.However, Chelsea will have the final say on transfers, just as they did with Conte and remain cautious about offering players aged over 30 a contract lasting longer than one year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move This policy may scupper Sarri’s interest in signing Belgium international Mertens and also Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, whose future with the Serie A champions is the source of renewed doubts.Higuain retains a strong bond with Sarri from their time together at Napoli, despite controversially swapping the title challengers for their fierce rivals in the north of Italy.Koulibaly and Mertens both interested Chelsea in the past under Conte and the Senegal defender was the subject of an ultimately failed summer-long pursuit inNapoli have always proved difficult to work with for Chelsea as discussions continue to remove Sarri from his contract, despite club president Aurelio De Laurentiis having already signed Carlo Ancelotti to replace him.Sarri had a £7 million ($9.4m) release clause to be paid as compensation but that expired on May 31. Chelsea had sought to pay less than this clause, as they also face a possible £9m bill to remove Conte from his position as head coach.Talks have continued between Sarri and Chelsea, as they work on their strategy to secure his appointment, although Laurent Blanc remains a frontrunner, should the negotiations collapse. Chelsea have shown an interest in Nice’s Jean Michaël Seri and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, but a lack of manager has seen all transfer activity slow down at the club.Kalidou Koulibaly NapoliThe club’s players remain in the dark over who the new coach will be and their own futures could be affected by the next appointment. The non-World Cup players have been told that they are due back for pre-season on July 2 without knowing who the next manager will be.The situation around the head coach has delayed potential contract renewal talks for senior players, as well as the futures of those who are among the 35-man loan group.Blues legend Gianfranco Zola, meanwhile, is being lined up for a role under Sarri and he will be offered an assistant manager position.last_img read more

2 days agoInter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of us

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of usby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they dominated their 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions League win with a goal in either half.“Borussia Dortmund changed their system to five at the back, which means they were afraid of us and wanted to play by changing their approach to mirror ours,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.“We had prepared for a very different match, but did well to adjust. When Dortmund switched back to 4-2-3-1 after the break, we adjusted again and took control.“We had prepared to press them in certain areas of the pitch and they changed their system, so that was no longer valid. The most important thing I told the lads was not to lose possession in central areas, as that is where they push forward on the counter.“Roberto Gagliardini, Nicolò Barella and Marcelo Brozovic did a great job both in defending and attacking. I often tell Brozo off for attacking too much, but he had a great game tonight with both phases.“Barella is so generous and passionate, but he does give me anxiety attacks when he gets booked after 10-15 minutes…” last_img read more