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0Shares0000Kyle Walker, pictured in September 2017, has played a key role as Manchester City have streaked clear of the of the Premier League field © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Kyle Walker has been told by Pep Guardiola he is physically one of the best full-backs in the world, but needs to improve his football brain to maintain his form into his thirties.The 27-year-old Manchester City full-back has enjoyed an excellent season since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in July for a fee that could rise to £52 million ($69 million) with performance-related bonus clauses. Walker has played a key role as City have streaked clear of the of the Premier League field, dropping just two points in their opening 17 matches.“Right now I’d rate him as one of the best, definitely,” said Guardiola of Walker at Friday’s press conference.“He has energy. He is so strong defensively. But I’d like to help him to solve problems not just through his physicality but also through his thinking.“When you are so strong physically, you solve all the problems that way. When you get to a certain age -– 28, 29, 30 -– you need to think after that more about what is going to happen.“I always encourage him to think and after that, do it.”The City manager has revealed that he criticises his players more when they win, because he believes they will be in a better mood to take in what he is saying.– ‘You can do better’ –“We try not just to think that if we win, that’s good, and it’s enough, and if we lose, it’s bad,” he said.“That, I think, is a big mistake.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola flatly denied directing his players to deliberately commit fouls for tactical purposes © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF“You have to develop more by talking about the bad things when you win. Because after that, the players don’t believe that it’s just a complaint or a regret.“When you lose, you have to work more on their confidence, and say: That is part of the game, you can do better.”Guardiola, meanwhile, has dismissed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho’s claim City commit a lot of ‘tactical fouls’ to stop opponents counter-attacking.Mourinho made his comments before last Sunday’s Manchester derby, which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford.“I never, never, never, never sent a message like that to my players,” said Guardiola.“You can ask the players, these players and the old players if my message on the pitch was to commit fouls. I don’t use this kind of message.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Nathan Byrne 1 Nathan Byrne scored one and set up another as Swindon gained the upperhand in their League One play-off semi final with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.The Robins had to come from a goal down after Kieran Freeman opened the scoring for the Blades with a low first time finish after 19 minutes.Byrne then won his side a penalty, but Mark Howard brilliantly saved Ben Gladwin’s spot-kick as the hosts went into the break with a narrow lead.Swindon took just five second-half minutes to equalise as Sam Ricketts headed in from Byrne’s inswinging corner, and Byrne then provided the telling contribution with a driven effort in stoppage time.In the other semi-final, Jermaine Beckford’s early goal means Preston will take a slender into their second leg at Deepdale next week after a 1-0 victory at Chesterfield.The former Leeds and Everton striker capitalised on some hesitant Spireites defending to confidently finish over Tommy Lee in the home goal after just six minutes.Chesterfield midfielder Jimmy Ryan was fortunate to avoid a red card for an elbow on Preston striker Joe Garner, whilst Sam Johnstone denied Gary Roberts late on in the hosts’ clearest opening.The Lilywhites clung on to preserve an advantage for the return leg in their bid to bounce back after agonisingly missing out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season.
HOUSES in Donegal are set to be offered for sale at an astonishing €21,000 at a property auction.Five homes in Beechwood Park in Convoy will be the cheapest homes going under the hammer at the auction at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on November 30th.It’s the latest Allsop Space auction of homes. The cheapest home – at 53 Beechwood Park – is being sold on behalf of the receivers Kavanagh Fennell for €21k!It is a three-bedroom semi-detached house.Other houses on the development are being offered for between €26,000 and €32,000 – some have four bedrooms and already have tenants.A house at No5 Glenlee Court on the Kirkstown Road in Letterkenny has a reserve price of just €55,000. It is detached and has four bedrooms. A hair salon and office on Main Street in Carrigart will also be included in the auction, with a reserve price of €35,000.There are unconfirmed reports that protestors plan to picket the auction in protest at the banks.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHOCK AS CONVOY HOUSES GO UNDER HAMMER – FOR JUST €21K EACH was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:000ALLSOP SPACEauctionDONEGAL PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR €21dublin
Schwarzenegger, when tapping her, told reporters that Corrigan was “the best of the best that we have in the state.” Lockyer also submitted to the appointments commission on Friday anonymous interviews with judges and attorneys. Some gave her high grades, while others said they were more skeptical. One anonymous prosecutor wrote that Corrigan, as an appellate judge “takes an independent approach to law when it is not appropriate.” Another anonymous attorney said she did not exhibit “much depth or reasoning.” Corrigan was born in Stockton. Her mother was a librarian and father a journalist at the Stockton Record. Before she was appointed to the 1st District Court of Appeal here, she was an Alameda County trial judge and prosecutor. The Republican has left a trail of rulings highlighting her judicial thinking, which veers from conservative to moderate. In 2001, Corrigan ruled that local governments can seize vehicles of people suspected of dealing drugs or soliciting prostitutes from a car. That same year, she reversed a Contra Costa County sexual assault conviction on grounds an expert for the prosecution guided the jury to the conclusion that the defendant “was guilty because he fit the profile.” In other opinions, Corrigan joined the majority in 1997 in reversing the convictions of violating a court order for several abortion protesters at a Vallejo clinic. The majority said the government did not prove the protesters were part of a raucous group barred from picketing the clinic. In February, Corrigan joined a three-judge opinion upholding a Department of Motor Vehicles rule allowing the suspension of a motorist’s driving privileges for declining an alcohol test, and said police did not have to prove that the person was operating the vehicle at the time it was stopped. Two years ago, she joined in reversing the murder convictions of five defendants, ruling the suspects were denied a fair trial because a judge precluded them from fingering a sixth suspect before the jury. If appointed, the court will consist of six Republicans and one Democrat. NOMINEE PROFILE NAME: Carol A. Corrigan AGE: 57 CURRENT POSITION: Associate justice, 1st District Court of Appeal, San Francisco. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Alameda County deputy district attorney, 1975-85; senior deputy district attorney, 1985-87; Alameda County Municipal Court judge, 1987-91; Alameda County Superior Court judge, 1991-94; associate justice, 1st District Court of Appeal, 1994-present. Corrigan also has held several law school teaching positions. EDUCATION: Bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Holy Names College, 1970; graduate work in clinical psychology, St. Louis University, 1970-72; law degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, 1975. FAMILY: Single. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The panel’s vetting of Corrigan was to guide Schwarzenegger in deciding on whether he should nominate Corrigan to fill the court’s first vacancy in four years. Still, State Bar ratings historically have not played a huge factor. An “unqualified” rating for Brown did not stop then-Gov. Pete Wilson from appointing her to the high court in 1996. Unlike the federal system, California lawmakers are not required to approve a governor’s pick to the Supreme Court. Instead, a three-member body called the Commission on Judicial Appointments votes, and is expected to confirm the 57-year-old Corrigan on Wednesday. That body includes Chief Justice Ronald George, Attorney General Bill Lockyer and 2nd District Court of Appeal Justice Joan Klein. The appointments commission also disclosed it had received 23 letters from the public, mostly from judges and attorneys who gave her favorable marks. A disgruntled former litigant who appeared before the 1st District Court of Appeal, where Corrigan sits in San Francisco, urged the commission to reject her nomination. SAN FRANCISCO – A judicial vetting committee of the State Bar is ranking California Supreme Court nominee Justice Carol A. Corrigan with the second-highest rating the panel offers, according to documents released Friday. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger nominated Corrigan, a San Francisco appeals court justice, to the state’s highest court Dec. 9 to fill the vacancy on the seven-member court created when Justice Janice Rogers Brown resigned to fill a federal judicial post in the District of Columbia. The Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, which consists largely of attorneys in various practices, told Schwarzenegger that, after reviewing her extensive record as an Alameda County prosecutor, trial judge and appellate judge, that she was “well qualified” for the Supreme Court post. The highest ranking is “exceptionally well qualified.” “Justice Corrigan is brilliant, decisive, articulate, courteous, compassionate, collegial and (a) scholarly bench officer with a solid grasp of varied and complex criminal and civil law issues,” wrote commission chairman Todd Irby.
Jabu Kunene, seen here at the Gauteng Camerata auditions, has passed his Grade Five music theory exam, and says he’d like to continue playing for as long as possible. The Masote family – Sheila, Kutlwano and Michael – have nurtured the musical aspirations of hundreds of young South Africans.(Images: Janine Erasmus) The Soweto Youth Orchestra in action.(Image: Acosa) Abel Selaocoe, a promising cellist, earned himself a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.(Image: Al Jazeera)MEDIA CONTACTS • Acosa+27 11 472 7413Janine ErasmusFormal music training and classical music was at one time in South Africa viewed as the domain of the elite, but in recent years a number of organisations have worked to tap into the wealth of musical talent in South African communities. The African Cultural Association of South Africa (Acosa) is one of them.The non-profit organisation, based on the West Rand, was established in 1947 and its vision remains the same as it was back then – to reach out to the community in the form of formal music education, both choral and instrumental, and to bring music lovers together to create beautiful sounds.Acosa today is headed by South African music legends Michael and Sheila Masote. Distinguished National Order laureate Michael is a pioneer in the development of youth orchestras and choral ensembles – he was the first black South African to complete a BMus degree from Unisa, and brought classical music on a wide scale to Soweto with the formation of the Soweto Youth Orchestra.It is said that he taught himself how to conduct the orchestra by disguising himself as a janitor and sneaking into the rehearsals of the former National Symphony Orchestra at the city hall in Johannesburg.The Soweto Youth Orchestra evolved into the semi-professional Soweto Symphony Orchestra, which in turn produced world-class successes such as trumpeter Prince Lengoasa and the evergreen Soweto String Quartet, all of whom learned their trade under Michael Masote.Now Masote is inspiring a new generation of musicians – including his own children and one of his grandchildren – with his work as director of music at Acosa. This organisation, too, has spawned musical talent such as the all-girl Ntombizodwa String Ensemble, who have performed for Queen Elizabeth II, among others, and sensational young cellist Abel Selaocoe from Sebokeng, who is presently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, on a scholarship.They are proof that music is for everyone, and are the living embodiment of everything that Acosa stands for.“Acosa aims to create youth orchestras where everyone has access,” says Sheila Masote. “We provide teachers if the musician doesn’t have one, and we also want to train more teachers. Too many kids need teachers, and there are not enough good teachers to go around.”The demand for tuition is immense. “We can’t stretch ourselves far enough,” she adds.A sense of belongingBesides the Soweto Youth and Soweto Symphony orchestras, Acosa has established a number of other ensembles over the years – they include the Soweto Children’s Orchestra, the Acosa Wind Band, the Acosa Brass Ensemble, and most recently the Gauteng Camerata, a youth development orchestra of 20-somethings.“The kids get a sense of belonging to a group that gives back to the community,” explains Michael Masote. “They feel unique, and they feel hope for the future.”Accomplished Acosa alumni have taught and studied overseas, and graduates of the wind and brass groups have been accepted into the highly rated national bands of the South African navy, army and police.Auditions are currently under way for the Camerata, with one of the goals being to recruit wind and brass players to add to the string ensemble, as this will also enable the expansion of the repertoire. The first round has just concluded, but there will be more auditions in the near future.If you’re a young musician who’s interested in auditioning for this vibrant ensemble, contact Acosa for more details on 011 472 7413, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website.Bringing music to the peopleAcosa’s motto is “Ke fa go re o fe” (Setswana, meaning “power is knowledge diffused to others”). In keeping with this sentiment, the organisation has plans to go national, which will uncover more homegrown musical talent, and encourage the further documentation of South African music.In the meantime, it works in Gauteng through various venues including the Soweto Music Conservatoire, which has a colourful history of its own, starting up in 1947 in the home of choral conductor and, later, Pan Africanist Congress president Zepheniah Mothopeng – Sheila Masote’s father – in defiance of the apartheid laws of the time.The Soweto conservatoire concept has been duplicated in the Acosa Tsa Lapeng Conservatoire near Hammanskraal in northern Gauteng, and the Acosa Sebokeng Music School at Mojalathuto Primary School in Sebokeng, about 57km south of Johannesburg. The organisation also gives classes in four primary schools in Soweto, and at its main facility, Acosa House, in Roodepoort.Acosa teaches choral and classical music on instruments such as the cello, violin, viola, double bass, guitar and piano. Not all students can afford their own instrument, and in these cases Acosa is able to arrange the extended loan of instruments to deserving musicians. Exams are set according to the Royal School of Music in London.Musicians are expected to be committed to and serious about their art. “This is not recreational music,” says Kutlwano Masote, son of Michael and Sheila, and mentor and conductor of the Camerata.“We aim to instil a sense of excellence in our musicians, which will help them to get bursaries to schools such as St John’s College, which teaches music as an academic subject and as an extracurricular activity.”The younger Masote is a pioneer too, graduating from the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and becoming the first black member of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1998.Acosa has received funding from the National Lotteries Board – this has been allocated to the purchase of a permanent home for the school, the further development of its music programmes, and minibuses to transport musicians and equipment to and from their homes in places as far away from the school as Daveyton on the East Rand, and Sebokeng.Next in the plan is a media centre, which will allow the young musicians to learn music software such as Sibelius. They can then create their own arrangements and learn to compose.“We envision six or seven terminals,” says Kutlwano Masote, adding that it’s not all work for the students, as there are fun activities too and hopefully, a tour to Botswana in the coming months.
Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday removed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association in the wake of his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam case.The decision to remove him was taken at a meeting of the IOA members where a no-confidence motion was moved, which saw vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra being elected as the interim president.After his arrest on Monday, the former Organising Committee chief was immediately suspended from the Congress. Minister of State of Sports Ajay Maken on Monday had indicated that Suresh Kalmadi’s days as Indian Olympic Association head may soon be over in the wake of his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam case. “While we have asked the IOA to take action against Kalmadi, we are also seeking legal opinions and the views of Attorney General G.E. Vahanwati. So, even if the IOA doesn’t taken action, we will remove Kalmadi if the AG gives the go-ahead,” Maken had told Headlines Today. On being asked if he believes that a tainted person should not head the IOA, Maken said, “I entirely agree. A tainted person should not represent India at the international fora. However, since IOA is an autonomous body, we need to be careful about the IOC guidelines.” Slipper thrown at Kalmadi On Tuesday, when Kalmadi was being taken to court by the CBI, a man flung a slipper at him. Although Kalmadi was not hurt in the incident, the alleged attacker was immediately taken into custody. He was identified as Manoj Sharma and was being questioned by the police.advertisementManoj is a Gwalior-based lawyer, whose license was revoked earlier for rowdy behaviour inside court. He reportedly came to Delhi two days ago, with an affidavit demanding Kalmadi’s arrest. He has reportedly told the police that he is a warrior against corruption.
Tripura cricket could be about to get a boost with former India captain Sourav Ganguly announcing on Monday that he would train junior teams from the state.”I would come here (Agartala) soon to coach the Under-16 and Under-19 cricket teams of Tripura,” Ganguly announced amidst huge applause at a function here on Sunday night.The function is organised by the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) every year to felicitate prominent cricketers.Ganguly asked the TCA to organise more tournaments consisting of three-day or five-day matches in order to improve the skills of budding cricketers.”Test cricket is the real cricket competition for the all round development of cricketers and cricket,” he said.Also read: Kohli and I share words, but nothing is taken to heart – Ashwin Ganguly, who is also the joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal, requested young cricketers to use the available infrastructure and fully devote themselves to the game with all sincerity to improve their efficiency.TCA secretary Saurav Dasgupta said that Ganguly would come to Tripura in November to coach the Under-16 and Under-19 teams of the state.”He would help the TCA to improve the talents of Tripura cricketers and cricket infrastructure as well,” Dasgupta added.Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar, who also spoke at the function, felicitated Ganguly.The state’s sports minister Sahid Chowdhury said that the central government recently changed the funding pattern of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) scheme.Also read: Fearless Team India ready for formidable South Africa – Ashwin advertisement”Earlier the central government had provided 100 percent grant under the RGKA to develop various sports infrastructure and traditional sports in the states across the country. Recently, the union government changed the funding patter to 50:50 where the centre and state would contribute equal amounts to execute various projects and schemes under the RGKA,” he said.The minister said that all the north-eastern states have strongly opposed this changing of the funding pattern.”With the central government’s various decisions, the development of sports would be hampered to a large extent in the country,” Chowdhury added.
A revamped Delhi Daredevils started their IPL nine campaign on bitter note at Eden Gardens when they were handed a nine-wicket thrashing by hosts Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. (Match Highlights | Report)Delhi’s new skipper Zaheer Khan, who himself played competitive cricket after a long time, was gracious in defeat and said the side will get over the loss soon.”IPL is such a long tournament, every team is going to have one bad game. And this was our first and last bad game and hopefully we’ve got that out of the way,” Zaheer said in the post-match presentation ceremony. (Match in Pics)Despite a poor outing with the bat after Delhi were bundled out for a paltry 98 by Kolkata bowlers, Zaheer defended his side’s young batting line-up.”We’re just giving our young batting line-up freedom. They are quick learners, they’ve got the energy. We are happy with our plans and preparation. It’s just about letting this team express themselves on the field freely,” he said.Gambhir in awe of RussellWinning skipper Gautam Gambhir was impressed with all-rounder Andre Russell’s performance with the ball.”The way Russell started, he got to Kolkata in the morning. He is a quality player and the surface doesn’t matter when you have quality. A lot of credit to the bowlers for restricting them to 98, half the job was done right there,” Gambhir said.Gambhir, who scored a gritty 41-ball 38 not out to guide KKR home, was happy to get some runs to begin the tournament.advertisement”I thought that someone had to bat through which is what professional teams do and that is what we had discussed and that was my responsibility. Robin batted unbelievably, some of the shots were unbelievable. I was playing after a long time, so I’m happy to get some runs under the bag against a quality attack,” Gambhir added.Andre Russell was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling effort that broke Delhi’s backbone.”It wasn’t the fastest of wickets, it wasn’t slow either. If I get a chance to bat, I’d go out there and do something destructive. When things are going your way, you need to find ways to stay up there. I thought the wicket wouldn’t spin that much, but credit to Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla. Well played to captain and Uthappa as well,” Russell said.
session periodNew Delhi, May 31 (PTI) Doing away with an old practice, the Rajya Sabha has decided against adjournment of the House for the day if a sitting member passes way during the inter- session period.However, the convention of adjourning the proceedings for the day if a sitting member dies during session, will continue.Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has accepted the recommendations of the General Purposes Committee in this regard, a Rajya Sabha bulletin said here.The Committee had recommended that “in the case of death of a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha during inter-session period, the present practice of adjourning the House for the full day on the first day of its assembly, may be done away with and instead the House may be adjourned after making the obituary reference for an hour as a mark of respect in memory of the departed”.It had met on May 3 to decide on the new procedure.According to the revised procedure, in the case of the death of a minister who was not a member of the Rajya Sabha, the House would be adjourned for the day if the death took place in Delhi to allow members to participate in the funeral or sending of the body from Delhi.It says that in the case of the death of the head of a national political party, the House would be adjourned for the day provided the deceased was a sitting member of the Lok Sabha and his or her party was represented in the Rajya Sabha and had been recognised by the Chairman either as a party or group in the House.advertisementThe Chairman, in consultation with the Leader of the House, will decide on a case-by-case basis whether to adjourn the House for the day in the case of the death of an outstanding personality or national leader or a foreign dignitary, according to it. PTI NAB SC