Sarkozy in UK to mark historic de Gaulle war broadcast

">
Sarkozy in UK to mark historic de Gaulle war broadcast

Sunday, June 20, 2010

But has the last word been said? Must hope disappear? Is defeat final? No!Charles de Gaulle broadcast

Nicolas Sarkozy visited the UK today to celebrate the 70th anniversary since Charles de Gaulle made his war broadcast. The French president and the Prince of Wales laid wreaths at the statue of Charles de Gaulle in London.

Earlier, Mr Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni visited the BBC radio studio where the famous broadcast was made on BBC France. The broadcast at the time was said to have been listened to by a very small number of listeners. Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a plaque and viewed a tapestry given to the BBC by France as a note of gratitude after World War II.

Nicolas Sarkozy and British PM David Cameron met with 200 veterans during a ceremony at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the Légion d’honneur to six World War II veterans, three of whom were British.

In a short speech, Mr Cameron said the anniversary was a “reminder that Britain and France are not just neighbours in the geographical sense but also in the emotional sense.” Mr Cameron held an hour of talks with the French president at Downing Street primarily focusing on economics, Afghanistan, and other foreign policy matters. The visit is the first by a French president to mark Gen de Gaulle’s broadcast on June 18, 1940. In the stirring radio appeal, Gen de Gaulle declared himself leader of the “Free French”, spawning the French Resistance, which went on to play a crucial role in defeating the Germans.

Mr Sarkozy’s last official visit to the UK was in March 2008, when he was also accompanied by his wife.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Barça beat River Plate 3-0 to win third FIFA Club World Cup

">
Barça beat River Plate 3-0 to win third FIFA Club World Cup

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Today, Catalonia-based football club FC Barcelona defeated Argentine club River Plate FC 3–0 at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama in the FIFA Club World Cup final hosted in Japan.

FIFA Club World Cup is a tournament in which football clubs winning in the respective continental confederation championships participate. Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League, and River Plate won the 2015 Copa Libertadores. Barcelona’s Neymar, recovered from groin injury, was included in the squad.

Barça had a greater ball possession. The match saw six yellow cards, two for River Plate players. More than 30 fouls were committed in the match. Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the match after breaking the opponents’ defense in the 36th minute, assisted by Neymar. A sliding tackle by Ivan Rakiti? in the 43th minute got him a yellow card. Before him, three other players were already booked by the match official. The first half ended in 1–0 for the Europeans.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Uruguayan Luis Suárez scored the second goal of the match, assisted by Sergio Busquets in the 49th minute. In the 68th minute, he scored the third of the night by a header, assisted by Neymar.

Interestingly, River Plate faced six South Americans in the match.

This was Barcelona’s fifth trophy of the season, and third FIFA Club World Cup title.


December 20, 201519:30 JST (UTC+9)
River Plate 0–3 FC Barcelona Nissan Stadium, YokohamaAttendance: 66,853Referee: Alireza Faghani, Iran
10′ Matías Kranevitter 32′ Leonardo Ponzio (0–1) HT 36′ Lionel Messi 49′ Luis Suárez 68′ Luis Suárez 16′ Jordi Alba 43′ Ivan Rakiti? 61′ Neymar 72′ Sergi Roberto
Filed under: Uncategorized

Marc Bartra to join Borussia Dortmund

">
Marc Bartra to join Borussia Dortmund

Sunday, June 5, 2016

On Friday, German football club Borussia Dortmund announced they are to sign Spanish defender Marc Bartra from FC Barcelona on a four-year deal. Dortmund has agreed to pay ?€8million for the centre-back.

Marc Bartra graduated from Barcelona’s La Masia youth academy and made his professional debut for the Catalonians in February 2010 against Atlético Madrid, under the management of Pep Guardiola when he was 19-years old.

Bartra has made over 100 appearances for the club and won five La Liga titles; two each of UEFA Champions League trophies, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cups, and Supercopa de España titles; and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund’s website reported some clarifications are still required before making the move.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Alan Turing Building opens at University of Manchester

">
Alan Turing Building opens at University of Manchester
Published by
Sep 14

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The School of Mathematics, University of Manchester finished moving in to its new building Monday. The building is named after one of its most widely known academics, Alan Turing, one of the founders of computer science and a Reader in Mathematics at Manchester.

Although Turing is one of the city and university’s most famous sons, there are very few things named in his honour. The city council was criticised for naming an uninspiring piece of by-pass Alan Turing Way, and a statue erected by public subscription bears a plaque pointing out the failure of the computing industry to contribute.

The new building deliberately attempts to provide a conducive atmosphere for mathematical collaboration with a design that aims to promote chance encounter in public spaces. It also aims to save energy with solar panels fitted to the roof.

The building also houses the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, and the Photon Sciences Institute.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Alan Turing Building opens at University of Manchester

">
Alan Turing Building opens at University of Manchester
Published by
Sep 14

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The School of Mathematics, University of Manchester finished moving in to its new building Monday. The building is named after one of its most widely known academics, Alan Turing, one of the founders of computer science and a Reader in Mathematics at Manchester.

Although Turing is one of the city and university’s most famous sons, there are very few things named in his honour. The city council was criticised for naming an uninspiring piece of by-pass Alan Turing Way, and a statue erected by public subscription bears a plaque pointing out the failure of the computing industry to contribute.

The new building deliberately attempts to provide a conducive atmosphere for mathematical collaboration with a design that aims to promote chance encounter in public spaces. It also aims to save energy with solar panels fitted to the roof.

The building also houses the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, and the Photon Sciences Institute.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan

">
Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan
Published by
Sep 12

Saturday, July 15, 2017

On Wednesday, Italian football club Juventus announced an agreement with German club Bayern Munich for a one-year loan of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa for a fee of €6 million, to run until June 30, 2018.

26-year-old Douglas Costa joined Bayern in 2015 under Pep Guardiola’s management from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. In two seasons at the Allianz Arena, Costa has scored fourteen goals and provided 27 assists, making 77 appearances in total. He won two consecutive Bundesliga titles, a DFB Pokal, and a DFL-Supercup. Before joining the Bavarian club, the left-footed winger won five consecutive Ukrainian Premier League trophies.

In the agreement with Bayern, Juventus can exercise an option to buy the player for €40 million before July 1, 2018. Bayern may receive an additional €1 million subject to conditions in the contract. Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus’ representatives. All of FC Bayern’s financial demands have been met”.

Upon asking why he joined Juventus, Costa told the Juventus’ interviewer that he “had always dreamed of playing” with the Old Lady and said he was “delighted to be part of” Juventus’ team.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Mark Ingram wins 2009 Heisman Trophy

">
Mark Ingram wins 2009 Heisman Trophy
Published by
Sep 11

Sunday, December 13, 2009

University of Alabama running back Mark Ingram has won the 2009 Heisman Trophy, it was announced Saturday night.

I’m just so excited to bring Alabama their first Heisman winner

Ingram, the third consecutive sophomore to win the award for the top American Football player in NCAA Division I, was visibly emotional about receiving the award. The award was the first for Alabama.

The margin of victory was the closest ever for the award, with just 28 points separating Ingram from the second place finisher: Stanford running back Toby Gerhart. “I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” Ingram said. “I’m just so excited to bring Alabama their first Heisman winner.”

Ingram, who had 1542 yards rushing and 322 yards receiving this season, emerged as one of the favorites in the middle of the season, but it was the rough showings by fellow front-runners Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy in their conference title games that solidified Ingram’s status and elevated Gerhart.

In the SEC title game, the second-ranked Crimson Tide defeated top-ranked Gators, holding Tebow to 184 yards through the air. In the Big 12 title game, Texas won a close game, 13–12 over Nebraska. In the game, McCoy had 247 yards through the air and was intercepted 3 times. A strong performance against in the same game propelled Nebraska defensive-end Ndamukong Suh to the fourth-place spot Heisman point total.

Ingram — who scored 18 touchdowns so far this season — will meet McCoy in the national title game Jan. 7.

Ingram also acknowledged the support of his family, his team and other students on campus. “Everybody that’s been in the Alabama family has been supporting me,” Ingram said. “Walking to class, students flashed me the Heisman pose.”

Name First-place votes Total Points
Mark Ingram 227 1,304
Toby Gerhart 222 1,276
Colt McCoy 203 1,176
Ndamukong Suh 161 815
Tim Tebow 43 390
C.J. Spiller 26 223
Kellen Moore 10 100

Filed under: Uncategorized

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 goes to Lionel Messi

">
FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 goes to Lionel Messi
Published by
Sep 11

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Yesterday, Argentina and FC Barcelona football star Lionel Messi won the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or in the FIFA event, hosted in Zürich, Switzerland. The Ballon d’Or is an annual award given to the player voted to be the best of the year.

It’s incredible that it’s my fifth. Much more than anything I would have dreamed of as a kid.

((es)) Spanish language: Es increíble que sea el quinto, es mucho más de lo que imaginaba cuando era chiquito.

File:Messi’s 5th Ballon d’Or.jpg

Messi along with his Barcelona teammate Neymar and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo were shortlisted by FIFA back in November. Having won five major trophies in the 2015 calendar year, which included the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in December in Japan against Argentine club River Plate in which he scored the first goal, Messi won 41.33% of the votes.

Winner in previous years Ronaldo secured 27.76% of the votes, and Messi’s teammate Neymar won 7.86%. 2007 Ballon d’Or winner and Brazilian player Kaká announced the winner of the Gala. Messi played 61 games in 2015, and scored 52 goals. He also provided 26 assists. He also scored in each of the six tournaments.

At the ceremony, Messi said “It’s a very special moment for me, after watching as Cristiano Ronaldo won for two years. It’s incredible that it’s my fifth. Much more than anything I would have dreamed of as a kid.” ((es)) Spanish language: Es un momento especial, después de ver dos años cómo lo ganaba Cristiano. Es increíble que sea el quinto, es mucho más de lo que imaginaba cuando era chiquito.

Messi previously won the La Liga best player of the year; and UEFA Best Player in Europe Award with 49 votes out of 54, leaving behind his teammate Luis Suárez and Ronaldo who got three and two votes respectively. He also won a silver medal in the 2015 Copa América when Argentina lost to the hosts Chile on penalties.

Messi previously won the award for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012. Ronaldo and Messi between them have won the trophy for the past eight years. Neymar this year became the first top-three Brazilian since Kaká’s 2007 win.

Messi voted for his teammates Neymar, Suárez, and Andrés Iniesta; Neymar voted for Messi, Suárez, and Ivan Rakiti?. Neymar at the ceremony said “It is a dream for me to be here, it’s a victory”.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Barça beat River Plate 3-0 to win third FIFA Club World Cup

">
Barça beat River Plate 3-0 to win third FIFA Club World Cup
Published by
Sep 11

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Today, Catalonia-based football club FC Barcelona defeated Argentine club River Plate FC 3–0 at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama in the FIFA Club World Cup final hosted in Japan.

FIFA Club World Cup is a tournament in which football clubs winning in the respective continental confederation championships participate. Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League, and River Plate won the 2015 Copa Libertadores. Barcelona’s Neymar, recovered from groin injury, was included in the squad.

Barça had a greater ball possession. The match saw six yellow cards, two for River Plate players. More than 30 fouls were committed in the match. Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the match after breaking the opponents’ defense in the 36th minute, assisted by Neymar. A sliding tackle by Ivan Rakiti? in the 43th minute got him a yellow card. Before him, three other players were already booked by the match official. The first half ended in 1–0 for the Europeans.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Uruguayan Luis Suárez scored the second goal of the match, assisted by Sergio Busquets in the 49th minute. In the 68th minute, he scored the third of the night by a header, assisted by Neymar.

Interestingly, River Plate faced six South Americans in the match.

This was Barcelona’s fifth trophy of the season, and third FIFA Club World Cup title.


December 20, 201519:30 JST (UTC+9)
River Plate 0–3 FC Barcelona Nissan Stadium, YokohamaAttendance: 66,853Referee: Alireza Faghani, Iran
10′ Matías Kranevitter 32′ Leonardo Ponzio (0–1) HT 36′ Lionel Messi 49′ Luis Suárez 68′ Luis Suárez 16′ Jordi Alba 43′ Ivan Rakiti? 61′ Neymar 72′ Sergi Roberto
Filed under: Uncategorized

Manchester United appoints José Mourinho as new manager

">
Manchester United appoints José Mourinho as new manager
Published by
Sep 10

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today, association football club Manchester United F.C. announced they appointed Portuguese José Mourinho as their new manager for the next three seasons with an option to stay at the club until 2020. Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal was fired on Monday after two-years of service at Old Trafford.

Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe

Manchester United finished in fifth position in the Premier League this season under Dutchman Louis van Gaal and missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification, but won the FA Cup 2–1 against Crystal Palace.

Mourinho previously served London-based club Chelsea in two spells and won the Premier League with them three times, lastly in the 2014–15 season. He also worked with Spain’s capital club Real Madrid winning one La Liga title with Los Blancos, Champions League and domestic league titles with Portuguese club FC Porto and Italian club Internazionale.

Mourinho has a 66% win record and 2.19 points-per-match ratio in the Premier League, the best in the league. In his first season (2004-05) at Chelsea, The Blues won the title with a record high 95 points.

Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, praised Mourinho saying “Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here”. Mourinho said, “It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match”.

Mourinho has won trophies in four different countries. His team is to face German side Borussia Dortmund and local rivals Manchester City in club friendlies during July.

Filed under: Uncategorized