Man City romp to 4-1 friendly win over Real

first_imgReal were unable to contain Guardiola’s side once they got their noses in front early in the second half.The £28.5 million (32 million euros, $37 million) spent by City on Nicolas Otamendi two years ago now almost seems like small change after City have splashed out around £50 million each on Kyle Walker, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy over the last 12 months.But after Otamendi pounced from a couple of yards out to smash the ball into the net, the entire complexion of the International Champions Cup encounter changed.Until that point, Real had been the more dangerous side in an end-to-end encounter, with Isco, in particular, causing City’s back five problems with his range of passing.Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (R) heads the ball away from Manchester City’s Danilo during their International Champions Cup match, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, on July 26, 2017 © AFP / RINGO CHIUCity’s new £32 million keeper Ederson – culpable in last week’s friendly defeat to neighbours Manchester United – was forced to produce smart saves to deny Isco, Karim Benzema and Casemiro, with the latter also heading against the post.Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero both went close at the other end, but once Otamendi found the net in the 52nd minute, on the rebound after Stones’s header was saved, City were rampant.Substitute Raheem Sterling calmly tucked away a lovely through-ball from the impressive Kevin De Bruyne just moments after firing a shot inches wide.The advantage was then extended to three after Stones scuffed a shot into the far corner from a De Bruyne corner.City were twice denied a third by the woodwork, with Francisco Casilla producing a stunning finger-tip save to push De Bruyne’s free-kick onto the post and then Leroy Sane smashing the ball against the near post within seconds of entering the field.But the icing on the cake arrived for Guardiola’s side in the final 10 minutes, when 17-year-old Spaniard Brahim Diaz cut inside off the right and curled a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the area.Real grabbed a late consolation when Oscar Rodriguez produced a stunning effort from 30 yards which soared into the top corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s John Stones congratulates teammate Nicolas Otamendi after scoring a goal during their International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, on July 26, 2017 © GETTY/AFP / Sean M. HaffeyLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 27 – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has spent big to bolster their defence this summer, but showed they will be a force to reckon with at the other end this season in a 4-1 friendly win over Real Madrid on Wednesday.A second-half blitz in front of 93,000 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum saw City secure their first pre-season victory in style.last_img read more

230 Schools to Begin Preparations for Primary Specialist Model September

first_img The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be engaging 230 primary schools in September as it prepares for full roll-out of the Primary Specialist Programme in 2022. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 5), Chair of the Primary Specialist Teacher Model Oversight Committee, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, said that the programme will be implemented in three phases beginning with the preliminary phase this year. The initial 230 schools will be prepared for transition to the use of the model through sensitisation sessions, administration of the redeployment toolkits and the training of principals and teachers. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be engaging 230 primary schools in September as it prepares for full roll-out of the Primary Specialist Programme in 2022.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 5), Chair of the Primary Specialist Teacher Model Oversight Committee, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, said that the programme will be implemented in three phases beginning with the preliminary phase this year.The initial 230 schools will be prepared for transition to the use of the model through sensitisation sessions, administration of the redeployment toolkits and the training of principals and teachers.Following the year of preparation, the model will be implemented in terms of curriculum delivery in 2020.An additional 230 schools will begin their transition at that time, and in 2021, the final 230 schools will start their preliminary year for full roll-out across the system the following year.The Primary Specialist Programme is aimed at improving curriculum delivery at the primary level of the education system.Dr. Benjamin told JIS News that the new initiative will move away from the current model of having “generalist” teachers in the classroom to having more specialist educators.She explained that in the generalist approach, a teacher is responsible for imparting all the subjects that are included in the curriculum. However, the specialist teacher will deliver fewer subjects and will, therefore, have to be trained in designated subject areas.Dr. Benjamin, who is the National Mathematics Coordinator, said that the process of exploring the specialist model began in 2014, after a delegation from the Ministry visited Singapore and observed the approach being used.She noted that initially, the Ministry considered the model as part of its strategy to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and language/literacy, however, after consultations with principals and teachers, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and teacher-training institutions, the specialist approach was broadened to include the teaching and learning of science and social studies. In 2016, the model was approved and in September 2017, it was piloted at a cost of $50 million in 39 public and private primary schools across the island. There was full roll-out in these schools in 2018.Dr. Benjamin told JIS News that support for the pilot was provided by the Specialist Teacher Model Oversight Committee, which is made up of internal and external stakeholders.Monitoring and assessment of the pilot was guided by a plan developed by the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.Dr. Benjamin said implementation of the specialist model is being informed by data gathered from the pilot.last_img read more

Microsoft CEO Criticized for Suggesting Women Not Ask for Raises

first_img Microsoft Corp’s chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the “system”, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement.Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day conference in Phoenix, Arizona, intended to celebrate women in computing.”It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” Nadella said, according to a recording on the website of the event, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.”Because that’s good karma,” Nadella continued. “It’ll come back because somebody’s going to know that’s the kind of person that I want to trust.”Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College and a member of Microsoft’s board, immediately challenged Nadella, saying his viewpoint was “one of the very few things that I disagree with you on,” eliciting a few cheers from the audience.The two went on to hug on stage, and the audience warmly applauded, but Twitter rounded on Nadella and his comments became fodder for jokes.”I’ll wait for Karma to lower my #xboxlive price too,” tweeted Chuck Granade.Nadella later tried to patch up the damage.”Was inarticulate re how women should ask for raise,” he tweeted several hours after his remarks. “Our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a bias.”Nadella also admitted his error in a memo to Microsoft employees which was posted on the company’s website.”I answered that question completely wrong,” said the memo. “I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work. And when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it’s deserved, Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.”According to recent research by the American Association of University Women, last year women were paid 78 percent of what equally qualified men received, although there is some data to suggest the pay gap is less in the tech sector.Only 29 percent of Microsoft’s more than 100,000 employees are female, according to data recently released by the company.(Additional reporting by Sarah McBride in San Francisco; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Miral Fahmy) Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuters October 10, 2014 3 min readlast_img read more

Cut the Cord With This Amazon 4K Streaming Media Player Plus More

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 30, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss deals. Check it out:Amazon 4K Streaming Wireless Media Player with HD TV Antenna for $94.99 (Orig. $131)Cutting the cord has never been easier with this bundle. It includes a $15 discount on the 4K capable Amazon Fire media player and a HD antenna to get all the local channels around you. You can also pay to subscribe to channels you would normally have to buy with a larger package on cable such as ESPN.Lenovo X1 Carbon Core i5-6200U 14″ 1080p Laptop w/ 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD $888.30Use 30% off coupon code: SAV30THINKPAD. This is one of the best prices on the X1 Carbon you can get. It weighs in only 2.9 pounds, is super thin and is easy to transport. It is the choice of upper-management executives who travel and may not want an Apple. It comes with a 1080p display and snappy 128GB SSD.Belkin 3-Outlet Travel Surge Protector for $13.99 (Orig. $17.50)Traveling without a surge protector can be a hassle, which is why Belkin created this portable three-outlet power strip which has a swiveling plug. The swiveling helps you on hard-to-reach or inconvenient outlets that are located behind table legs or nighstands.$5 Bonus Credit at Amazon when you recharge a $100 Amazon Gift CardThis is basically free Amazon cash. Reload a $100 gift card which you likely will spend anyway and they will give you a bonus $5.BranBox Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion for $13.97  (Orig. $28.99)Use code: DUH752I8. If you sit all day at the office or through long international flights, this cushoin can help prevent lower back pain, reduce pressure and increase circulation to your legs. If you have sciatica, Amazon reviews seem to highly recommend a cushion to help.Star Wars: Force Awakens 3D collector’s Edition for $29.96 (Prime Members only) (Orig. $34.99)As far as these 3-D Blu-rays go these is a steal, particularly since it is the Collector’s edition. If you bought into the 3-D craze then your money will be well spent on a 3-D CGI experience of Star Wars.For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more