CEST Deportivo have announced that they have reached an agreement with defender Albert Lopo, to extend the defender’s contract until 2017, after he helped the club reach their targets last season. EFE The experienced player was key this season in ensuring Deportivo’s survival in the Liga BBVA, scoring a goal in added time in the third-last game of the season to draw 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao, before another in a 2-0 victory in the club’s penultimate fixture against Levante. Upd. at 21:18 20/06/2015 The defender’s contract was set to expire next year on the 30th of June, but his new extension will now spain until June 2017. The central defender, who is 35-years-old, is enjoying his second spell at Deportivo, his first being between 2006 and 2011, before returning in the winter transfer window of 2013/2014 after two and a half years with Getafe.
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The Argonne Linear Scalers include (L to R) Vitali Morozov, Performance Engineering, ALCF; Kumar Kumaran; Kevin Harms, Performance Engineering, ALCF, and Tim Williams – Computational Scientist, ALCF. Not pictured is Hal Finkel, Computational Scientist, ALCFQ. Rick Stevens was the team captain of last year’s team from Argonne called the Argonauts. He’s recruited you to fill that role this year. What did he tell you about the competition to convince you to take the lead?A. Not much. Other than that he enjoyed the experience and Argonne should definitely take part this year. Also the Argonauts were not too lucky, so we changed the name and will return as the new and revitalized Linear Scalers.Q. How do you think this competition will help others to understand the value of modernizing their code?A. Developers will quickly notice how their portable code can be made Intel specific, but will run 1,000 times faster!Q. How will your team prepare for this year’s challenge?A. Pre-competition stretching, and coffee. We will start memorizing sections from James Reinders’ books.Q. SC14 is using the theme “HPC Matters” for the conference. Can you explain why “HPC Matters” to you?A. HPC matters because no single modern technology has had such an impact on such a wide range of research activities. The U.S. Department of Energy has a long history of building user facilities in support of science, but computing moved front and center a decade ago with the creation of the Leadership Computing Facility (LCF). The science being done in LCF centers is changing the world– producing better airplanes, accelerating discoveries of disease-fighting drugs, and designing better materials for everything from computer chips to new ways to store energy. All these advancements come from better simulation science, better codes, and better and faster HPC systems. Mike Bernhardt is the Community Evangelist for Intel’s Technical Computing GroupArgonne National Laboratory’s rich legacy of pursuing fundamental and applied science, and engineering has led the lab to develop a world-class computational center that supports more than 800 active users and over 120 active projects from universities, national laboratories, and industry.Last year Associate Laboratory Director Rick Stevens led the Argonne Argonauts in the inaugural Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC). This year he has passed the reins on to Kalyan “Kumar” Kumaran, manager of Performance Engineering and Data Analytics in the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ACLF).We managed to get a few moments of Kumar’s time in the midst of a hectic schedule and DOE audits to answer a few question about the 2014 Argonne team which he has christened “Linear Scalers” in hope that the new name will give them better luck than last year when they were eliminated in the first round of competition.
The skipper of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Pune Warriors — Sourav Ganguly — on Thursday rubbished reports of relinquishing captaincy before the end of the ongoing fifth season.Media reports earlier claimed that Ganguly was to give up captaincy after team’s poor run in IPL-5 and was to only execute role as mentor of the side.The Pune team has struggled this season under Ganguly’s captaincy and after nine losses and just four wins in 13 games, it has been shot out of the race to the stage of play-offs.Ganguly’s own poor form and failure to up the tempo has been slammed by critics as a major reason for the team’s slide.However, in a text message to Headlines Today Ganguly rubbished reports and insisted that he would captain the side in the remaining three games of the season.Importantly, Pune franchise owners Sahara India Parivar too backed the former Indian skipper to continue to lead the IPL side and denied reports of the veteran being ousted as the captain.
Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans.Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all competitions in a bruising encounter which Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez just managed to keep under control.The Marrakech crowd gave the European champions fervent support and were expecting a gala exhibition, which San Lorenzo were not going to allow despite the obvious gulf in class. “It’s a special day and this is a reward for all the effort and work that we have put in as a team,” said Ramos.Real nearly scored on their first attack when Karim Benzema just failed to connect with Ronaldo’s low cross from the right.After that, San Lorenzo did well to restrict Real to a couple of chances in the opening half hour only for their resistance to be broken at a corner when Ramos outjumped the defence in the 37th minute to break the deadlock.Ramos had already been booked and could have been sent off for an ugly face-to-face rant at the referee as the game, which featured 40 fouls and numerous confrontations between players, threatened to get out of control.Bale increased Real’s lead in the 51st minute when he was left unmarked to collect Isco’s pass and diving keeper Sebastian Torrico allowed the Welshman’s weak shot to slip under his arm.advertisementReal stopper Iker Casillas had to wait until the 65th minute to be tested for the first time when he saved a low diagonal effort from Emanuel Mas.He then made more difficult stops to deny Juan Mercier and Enzo Kalinski, although Real also missed several chances to score a third on the break.”I told the players in the dressing room that I was proud to have led this team this year,” San Lorenzo coach Edgardo Bauza said.”Each defeat hurts, even when it is against a team as successful as Real Madrid, and we have to accept it.”Real had previously won the old Intercontinental Cup three times, with their last triumph coming in 2002.”We deserved to win this title,” added coach Carlo Ancelotti. “We can say that Real Madrid is the best team in the world at this moment.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea to launch bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavaniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are ready to launch a bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavani.The Sunday Express says the Blues are lining up a dramatic £50m bid for Cavani in a bid to solve their goal scoring problems.Maurizio Sarri is keen on the Uruguayan who was the most expensive signing in French history when he moved to PSG from Napoli six years ago.Sarri who is preparing to remodel his squad in the next two transfer windows could offload six or seven players this month alone.He has seen his side only score 38 goals in the Premier League which is comfortably the lowest number of the clubs in the top six and has lost faith in his front men.Cavani, 31, has scored 324 goals in 519 appearances could be the right man to get his side firing in goals again but they could find they have competition from China.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool chief Moore mocks Man Utd & Fergie: We’re back on our perch!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore has enjoyed a swipe at Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson.When Ferguson arrived at Old Trafford in 1986, he said his first task was to “knock Liverpool right off their perch”.But Moore, a lifelong Liverpool fan, believes the club have reclaimed their previous status.”We are back on our perch, as we famously say,” he told former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson during an interview at the World Football summit in Madrid.”What the Fenway Sports Group have done at Liverpool over the past nine years is nothing short of miraculous.”They have gone through ups and downs but have stayed the course and never taken a penny out of the club.”
DO WOT?! Liverpool want Nike deal for £15M-a-year LESS than New Balance agreementby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s deal with Nike is worth a THIRD LESS than what New Balance are paying for their partnership, it has been revealed.The Times says Liverpool have struck a £30 million per year kit deal with Nike – an agreement that is worth £15m less than their current New Balance contract.The Reds are currently embroiled in a court battle with New Balance, who say their contract allows them to match any offer from another kit supplier. New Balance currently pay Liverpool £45m per year to be the club’s official kit supplier and say they have matched Nike’s terms.Liverpool’s agreement with Nike is also substantially lower than the deals Chelsea and Tottenham have negotiated with the brand, which are believed to be over £50m.Nike are also paying Paris Saint-Germain £71m per year but the Reds are confident they have a deal in place that offers them more long term value than their current deal.Liverpool’s deal with Nike features the opportunity to market the club through no less than three ‘non-football global superstar athletes and influencers of the calibre of’ Serena Williams, Drake and LeBron James. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Earlier today, TCU announced it was going to be giving away beach tank tops to the first 200 students at its game tonight. Well, Miami just one-upped the Horned Frogs in incredible fashion.The U’s official basketball Twitter account stated that the first 400 students to show up for tonight’s game against rival Florida State will receive these amazing shirts featuring the likeness of head coach Jim Larranaga. STUDENTS: First 400 at tonight’s game get this tank top. Doors open at 8. #BeatFSU pic.twitter.com/0rpmImpwI7— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) February 25, 2015It’s tough to describe just how awesome this shirt is. Miami, if you have any extras, please contact College Spun and send them our way.
Instagram/next_gen_uniformsAs we learned when Nike rolled out new uniforms for the Florida State Seminoles a few months after Jameis Winston led the team to a national title in 2013-14, Seminole fans are very protective of their uniforms. And rightfully so. Florida State has one of the most iconic looks in all of college football. That legacy is only enhanced by the team’s recent run of success under head coach Jimbo Fisher over the last seven years.Florida State changed things up a bit for the Peach Bowl this season, going with an all-garnet look against Houston. Unfortunately for Seminole fans, the team lost that post-season game to the upstart Cougars 38-24. Fans may not love the game’s result, but the uniforms looked pretty cool, at least in our opinion.A new concept design by Next Gen Uniforms utilizes the garnet jerseys and pants, while adding some additional flair. This uniform throws in a black helmet, as well as black shoulder panels featuring the Seminole design. The gold and black really pops off of the garnet uniforms, and it is a look that is pretty distinctly Florida State, even if it isn’t the standard look for the program.We really like how this Florida State concept looks. Check it out here: How do you feel about this fan-made concept design, ‘Noles fans? Is this an upgrade over the all-garnet jerseys that Florida State broke out for last season’s Peach Bowl, or do you prefer the actual Nike jerseys that the team wore?