Guardiola Describes David Silva as ‘Incredible’ Player

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first_imgDavid Silva will leave Manchester City at the end of the season not only as a club legend but a Premier League one too.Despite being 34 and approaching the latter end of his career, the midfield magician displayed a masterclass in City’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Wednesday.Graceful on the ball with a sweet left foot, Silva led the way for touches (136), passes (112), opposition half passes (65), duels (14), possession gained (six), tackles (two), shots (four) and assists (two) in the contest, as well as scoring a stunning free-kick. The Spaniard joined City from Valencia in 2010 and has gone on to win four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups and could yet end his time at the club with more silverware.So how should Silva be honoured by the club when he leaves? Does he deserve a statue at Etihad Stadium?“I don’t know,” said boss Pep Guardiola. “This club had many incredible top players.“Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Silva, Sergio Aguero, these types of guys. This group of players helped this club be where it is. After this kind of thing we name a street, a pitch.“What he has done is incredible, fantastic, not just for the game today, for the last 10 years.“What we want is for the people to come back to the Etihad for a game for him as one of the legends of the club.”Though their hold on the Premier League trophy has gone to Liverpool, City have won the Carabao Cup this season and remain in both the Champions League and FA Cup.But they are yet to win one trophy they crave the most.“It would be nice for David and all of us to win the Champions League,” said Guardiola.Since his English top-flight debut, Silva heads the charts with 92 assists and 790 chances created, more than any other player in that period.Guardiola added: “In the small spaces, he is maybe the best I have seen. He came back from lockdown in incredible rhythm. If he decided to, he could play anywhere. There’s no doubt about that.“The level he is at is the best of this season. He is playing really, really good. The fans are not here but he is going to come back to bid them farewell.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


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first_imgOn Wednesday afternoon, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering held a memorial service for late professor Oliver Franke at the Caruso Catholic Center.In memoriam · Deacon Paul Pesqueira leads a memorial service for late Viterbi professor Oliver Franke at the Caruso Catholic Center. – Carol Kim | Daily TrojanFamily, friends, colleagues and dozens of Franke’s students gathered at the Our Savior Parish in the USC Catholic Center to honor his memory. Attendees filled the room and many stood in in the back for the duration of the memorial after all the seats were filled.Close members of Franke’s family, including his wife, Professor Andrea Hodge, and Professor Michael Kassner, a close friend and colleague, spoke at the memorial.Hodge described him as a loving, generous and very thoughtful husband. She advised the crowd, most of them students, not to settle for anything less than true love.Professor Franke completed his doctoral studies in materials science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. He has lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and researched at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and he began lecturing at Viterbi during the fall semester of 2010.Franke passed away of a heart attack early Thursday morning at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 35.Assistant Professor Veronica Eliasson was a colleague of the couple in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She described how after Franke’s trips overseas, he would always bring back special gifts for friends and family.“I think it says a lot about his personality that he was very observant and used the information to make everybody happy,” Eliasson said.She went on to mention that Franke was not a particularly talkative man, but when he said something, it was always of importance.“He never complained or said anything negative — he would only contribute thoughts on how to make the department better,” she said.Viterbi Ph.D. candidate Roe Burrell served as Franke’s teaching assistant in the past. Burrell admitted he felt intimidated and impressed by Franke’s resume in the beginning, but the intimidation quickly vanished.“He was immediately friendly, light-hearted and honest,” he said. He recalled his reaction to the sad news last Thursday morning.“We were all in shock because he was so young — It was out of the blue. It went from speaking with him Tuesday to him passing away on Thursday with no indication that anything was wrong,” Burrell said.Rayed Khan, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and a former student of Franke’s, described him as a professor and friend that was always willing to offer advice.“Meeting him raised the expectations I have for myself and the work I do,” Khan said. “While it is extremely difficult to see a man with so much potential pass away suddenly, it reminds us to constantly strive for excellence, just as Professor Franke would have wanted.”Oliver Franke’s ashes will be taken to Germany to rest.“After we are all done with being sad, he’s the kind of guy that will make us smile,” Eliasson said. “We just have to give him a little time.”last_img read more


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first_img[Jen Small/ The Badger Herald] Junior Deme Morales had a big weekend, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs in UW’s Friday matchup with Kansas.The Wisconsin volleyball team came in as not only host to, but as a favorite to win the InnTowner Invitational. The Badgers started play Friday against Kansas with a perfect 6-0 record and a new No. 25 ranking. Although they finished second with a 2-1 record for the tournament, UW had to fight through injuries to get to that point. After losing senior Annemarie Hickey earlier in the week, and juniors Courtney Thomas and Dominique Thompson playing through injuries, the Badgers needed someone to step up.That someone was junior Deme Morales.Filling in as outside hitter for the injured Hickey, Morales began her explosive weekend Friday, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs. She set career highs in both of those categories as well total attacks, 47, and blocks, four. Head coach Kelly Sheffield was happy with the way Morales stepped up on such short notice.“We had to change our lineup about 48 hours ago,” Sheffield said after losing Hickey for the weekend. “I thought Deme Morales was really, really good tonight. She’s a warrior, has a heart of a lion.”“It felt awesome,” Morales said on having such a big Friday night. “I know I need to get that going sooner if we want our team to excel.”And excel is what Morales and the rest of the Badgers did Saturday. Bouncing back from the loss to Kansas, UW had a four set win over Milwaukee and a three set win against Bowling Green to close out the tournament with a record of 2-1.Saturday, Morales continued her strong performance with 12 kills and 13 digs against Milwaukee, before closing out the tournament with another eight kills and eight digs against Bowling Green. Her three game performance earned her all-tournament honors alongside teammate, junior setter Ellen Chapman.After such a promising weekend from Morales, she will be looking to build on her performance as the team heads into its final nonconference tournament this weekend and Big Ten play. Effort and being a team player will help her do that.“Selling out every game,” Morales said about how she’ll continue her success for the rest of the season. “Trying to help out my teammates and be as much of a team player as I can be every single game.”Carlini makes home debutThe InnTowner Invitational was also the first chance for Badger fans in Madison to see 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year Lauren Carlini. The freshman setter led the Badgers with 44 assists per game and managed to add on 14 digs per game. Despite playing in earlier games this season, Carlini was anxious to play her first game at the Field House.“I usually don’t get butterflies before I play, but today I definitely had some butterflies…not in a nervous way, just anxious,” Carlini said. “The crowd especially was amazing, and the atmosphere felt awesome.”Carlini’s presence was especially felt in the second game against Milwaukee as she turned in a 50-kill, 20-dig performance. Sheffield was happy with how Carlini played but knows she has some things to work on as well.“I thought she had her moments where she was really good, and then there were other moments where she looks like it was her third college match,” Sheffield said. “She’s awfully, awfully talented. She and I will watch some film, and there will be some things that she wished she hadn’t done, but that’s part of the growing process.”After the tournament was over, Sheffield raved about Carlini’s work ethic.“[Carlini] is a perfectionist, she wants to be great,” Sheffield said. “She studies the game. We had two matches today and she’s up there watching film of not just opponents, but studying herself. She was in video; probably watched two or three hours of video today on top of the two matches. She’s trying to be really good.”If the InnTowner Tournament is any indication, Carlini could become a crucial cog in the team as they look to begin a challenging Big Ten schedule in the coming weeks.last_img read more


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first_imgShare Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Submit Industry platform provider Digitain has strengthened its senior management team confirming the appointment of Martin Clarke as its new Director of Product Management.Clarke has been selected to oversee Digitain’s product development strategy for both its sportsbook and casino platforms.The executive will lead product oversight for Digitain’s international operator network, which services over 70 platform partners utilising AI-driven capabilities to cover over 65 sports, offering a truly localised proposition to its partners.Commenting on his new position, Clarke said: “Digitain is a renowned market-leader with a widely acclaimed offering, and I’m immensely proud to become the company’s Director of Product Management.“The team and I look forward to building on Digitain’s remarkable achievements to date, as we continue to drive innovation, quality and technological advancement.”Prior to joining Digitain, Clarke has held a number of senior product roles at Betway, Betsson Group and Flutter Entertainment, where he led the redevelopment of Paddy Power’s sportsbook after the company’s merger with Betfair.Suren Khachatryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Digitain added: “With a wealth of experience spanning some of the industry’s most established businesses, we are thrilled to welcome Martin into the Digitain family.“His unique skills in problem-solving, technical development and exemplary leadership are unrivalled, and we have no doubt his tenure as Director of Product Management will bring tremendous success.”last_img read more