I’ll never coach Man U, Real — Guardiola

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Pep Guardiola insists he would rather retire to the golf course than coach Manchester United or Real Madrid in the future. The Manchester City manager faces Ole Gunnar’s Solskjaer’s team in a Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night aiming to win the trophy for a third successive year. He could have been in the opposing dugout had former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson convinced the former Barcelona boss to take over at Old Trafford, but Guardiola says there is no longer any chance of him joining the Red Devils in the future. “After training City I won’t train United,” he said ahead of the first leg at Old Trafford. “It is like I would never train Madrid. Definitely not.” Asked if he would reconsider if they were the only jobs open to him, he added: “I’d be in the Maldives if I don’t have any offers! Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn’t have any golf courses!” The United position remains filled despite Solskjaer’s side languishing five points outside the Champions League places in the Premier League. The Dane has come in for a fair share of criticism from pundits, though, including former United striker Robin van Persie, who accused him of being too nice. The Norwegian swatted away the attack, saying Van Persie doesn’t know anything about his management style and Guardiola praised his opposite number for being his own man. “Ole is who he is,” he said. “If he wants to smile, it’s perfect, if he wants to conduct the team in that way, why should he change? Everyone is everyone. “Some are more expressive, others are calm, others shout more on the touchline, others sit. Who is better? The guy who wins the last weekend. That is the best manager. “If you react in that way it’s perfect, that’s the way he is. That’s all. That is not debatable. I’m pretty sure when he doesn’t win he’s sad and if wins he is happy. It’s normal. If he wants smile, what’s the problem? If he wants to shout what’s the problem?” Guardiola has won on each of his three previous visits to Old Trafford in the Premier League, although a much-changed side was beaten there in the League Cup in 2016 – his only defeat in the competition.Tags: Alex FergusonManchester CityManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerPep Guardiolalast_img read more

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No. 4 Syracuse field hockey avoids upset with 3 2nd-half goals in win over Bucknell

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 After trailing 2-1 to unranked Bucknell (4-6, 1-1 Patriot League) at the half, No. 4 Syracuse (10-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) surged back with three second-half goals to secure a 4-3 victory in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on Sunday. SU junior back Lies Lagerweij led the charge for SU with two goals in the second frame.Although the Orange narrowly avoided an upset, it dominated play, outshooting the Bison 20-8. Syracuse goalie Regan Spencer had a quiet day, registering two saves. Bucknell goalie Emily Finn came up with 11 saves to thwart the Orange.Syracuse started the game slow, allowing a goal off a Bucknell corner 3:54 into the first half. The Orange tied the game at one with 48 seconds left in the opening half when Serra Degnan picked up a loose ball following an Emma Lamison shot. But 17 seconds later, Bucknell answered with a rebound goal of its own to head into halftime with a 2-1 lead.Lamison got Syracuse on the right track to start the second half with a blast from the top right to tie the game at two. From there, Lagerweij paced Syracuse with two key goals late.Bucknell found the back of the net in the closing seconds of a half again when it converted on a corner with 24 seconds left in the game. But Syracuse was able to hold on to get the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will next host No. 3 Duke (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 5 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Mets may want Andrew Benintendi from Red Sox for Edwin Diaz

first_img“There’s a lot of stuff going on,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said about the trade deadline, via the Boston Globe. “Let’s see what happens. … every team is looking to improve. … Teams are going to make trades. We just have to be patient and see what happens.”The Red Sox acquired starter Andrew Cashner from the Orioles earlier this month. MLB trade rumors: Dodgers ‘still in play’ to land Mets’ Edwin Diaz The Mets appear to have set a high asking price for Edwin Diaz.New York may want outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Red Sox in exchange for the 25-year-old right-hander, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Tuesday during an appearance on “Get Up!” MLB trade rumors: Padres’ offer for Noah Syndergaard includes multiple major-league players Olney added (via NBC Sports Boston):“I think the Red Sox, knowing the Mets are looking to add players who can help them in 2020, they may have to make a decision: Do we give up Andrew Benintendi, who is a true centerfielder, in a deal for Edwin Diaz? It’d be fascinating to see if the Mets were to get Benintendi and if the Red Sox can get Diaz.”But, a deal between the two teams is unlikely, according to multiple reports, including The Athletic. Related News Sources echo what @alexspeier reported earlier: #Mets ’ Díaz unlikely for #RedSox . Team focused on lesser names in quest for bullpen help.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2019The Mets acquired Diaz, along with Robinson Cano, in exchange for two top prospects — Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn — and other pieces in the offseason. Diaz, however, has struggled with New York so far and holds a 1-6 record with a 4.95 ERA in 44 appearances.“When I was in the minors back in Seattle, I would always come up in rumors that they were going to trade me,” Diaz recently told reporters, via MLB.com. “But now, I’m just calm with whatever happens, happens.”Diaz was an All-Star with the Mariners in 2018 when he finished with a 1.96 ERA and recorded 57 saves.The Red Sox, meanwhile, entered play Tuesday nine games back of the Yankees in the American League East and one game out of the second wild-card spot. MLB trade rumors: Are the Astros targeting Mets starter Zack Wheeler?last_img read more

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NIACC campus closing to general public

first_imgMASON CITY — The North Iowa Area Community College main campus and all NIACC centers are being closed to the general public as part of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity, but the majority of the staff and faculty will begin working from home starting on Monday. Starting on Monday, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13th, but those classes will be moved online as possible to allow students to complete those classes. All college buildings and locations will be closed starting Friday at 4 o’clock to everyone except those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity from March 20th through April 13th. For more details on the NIACC campus closure,see below: =======FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2020NIACC Media AdvisoryNIACC CLOSING CAMPUS IN EFFORT TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC———————————————————–In light of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration by Governor Kim Reynolds, NIACC has decided to close the main campus and all NIACC centers to the general public. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity but the majority of staff and faculty will begin working at home effective Monday, March 23.The current plan, which is subject to change, includes:Beginning Monday, March 23, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13. However, to the extent possible, those classes will be moved online to allow students will be able to complete their current classes. Instructors will be reaching out to current students with more information.Classes that have moved online, will remain online until at least April 13.Continuing Education classes are suspended until April 13.All college buildings and locations will close their doors on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00p.m. to everyone except for those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity, and the safety of the campus from March 20 through April 13.All events, including Performing Arts events, scheduled to be held at NIACC are cancelled until further notice.The Pappajohn Center will continue to serve as a resource for local businesses, however all contacts will occur online. Updates will be posted on their website and Facebook page. Although the majority of NIACC’s faculty and staff will not be on campus, they will be available to students, prospective students, businesses, and the wide variety of people that rely on NIACC for education and services. Phone lines have been rerouted, and staff are available via the phone, email, and Zoom calls.Students will have full access to their instructors via the telephone and email, as well as through their online class software. All offices, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office will be reachable via the telephone and email.  It is important to reiterate the college is still operating and providing educational instruction via an online format and is serving NIACC students.The admissions office will be holding virtual office hours and virtual campus tours for prospective students.The health and safety of NIACC staff, faculty, students and the communities of North Iowa is an absolute priority.  As always, NIACC strives to be an important resource to the community, especially at this difficult time. NIACC will continue to send updates and remain transparent for as long as the COVID-19 outbreak affects business-as-usual in our community.We want to emphasize there are no identified cases of COVID-19 at NIACC. These measures are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. Ongoing updates will be posted online at: www.niacc.edu/coronavirus . Questions from the public can be directed to covid@niacc.edu.last_img read more

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Private Sector Association distributes over 700 kites to children in Region 3

first_imgChildren at Leonora receiving their kitesMore than 700 children will have a bright and happy Easter, as the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Private Sector Association (PSA) on Sunday distributed kites to children throughout the region.The non-profit organisation which is made up of businesses within the region distributed kites in several areas including Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD); and Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Fifty children and relatives of Police Officers within the region also received kites from the organisation.President of PSA, Rajesh Amishwar explained that the aim of the organisation is to spread joy to the less fortunate.Amishwar noted that it is the social responsibility of businesses in the region to lend a helping hand to those who live under harsh conditions in the region.As such, the organisation reached out to several schools, churches and leaders in various communities to make the distribution possible.“We know Easter is a very exciting time for people and we are here to spread that joy for the less fortunate…We are not putting a cost to it because that is not what our ultimate objective is, we just want to help the unfortunate children, put a smile on their faces for the holidays and that is what it is, so the cost doesn’t really matter,” the organisation’s head explained.He has called on other businesses to come on board, noting that businesses in Region Three should strive to assist with its development.“What we are doing is setting an example for the other business people in Region Three to follow , we have a responsibility to fulfil and we are appealing to the business people to assist in any way that they can, not only for the people for anything that could be done to help Region Three. To be a much more successful community, that will be most welcome,” Amishwar appealed.In December last, toys were distributed to 1000 children in the region, while 90 elderly persons received hampers.A computer laboratory was also commissioned in Parika by the organisation with four computers, printers and other items being handed over.Children at Wales receiving their kiteslast_img read more

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