1 Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Real Madrid were in for Paul Pogba in the summer.The Spanish giants were heavily linked with a move for the midfielder before he eventually sealed a record-breaking £89m switch to Manchester United.Real boss Zidane has spoken highly of his fellow Frenchman in the past, and he has now conceded that the club had attempted to rival United for Pogba’s signature.Speaking to Radio Montecarlo, Zidane said: “He could have come.“There were conversations to try and sign him but it didn’t go ahead.”
Related Posts Tags:#Events Guide#web richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWriteWeb is the exclusive Media Partner for an interactive debate on the future of the Web, which kicks off in a couple of hours time. The debate features Tim Berners-Lee and will be webcast live. You can watch the debate and submit questions – including while it is happening – by clicking here. Semantic Web and Net Neutrality remain the most popular topics, so it should be fun. The event is being webcast live here (note: Silverlight required).Update: Live Blogging Future of the Web DebateFrom the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute website:On June 11, 2008, leading authorities on the World Wide Web will gather at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an old-fashioned debate with a social media twist. The questions for discussion will be shaped and selected by the collective wisdom of Web users from around the world.After delivering a keynote address, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, will join a panel of experts from academia and industry for a public discussion about the Web’s future.The content of the debate will be collaboratively created by Web users, who can submit questions and promote them through a user-based ranking system, similar to the community-based news site Digg. The most popular questions will drive the discussion at the June 11 debate.The public debate, which will be streamed live via an interactive Webcast, is part of a daylong event to celebrate the launch of the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer — a new academic center devoted to the emerging field of Web Science.This event is a chance to discuss and argue about where the Web is headed. Berners-Lee’skeynote is at 2:45 p.m. EST and the debate starts at 3:45 p.m. EST. Click here to check it out!Update: Live Blogging Future of the Web Debate Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
So where is the Intel® SCS in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) SP1? The short answer is MS SCCM SP1 does not use the Intel SCS. The longer answer is that Microsoft, as part of their architectural design of SCCM SP1, has chosen to develop their own mechanism for performing the initial provisioning and configuration of the Intel® vPro Clients. This is different from the requirement the Intel Client Manageability Add-on for SMS 2003 had on the Intel SCS for enterprise provisioning and configuration. Each ISV, as part of their enablement of vPro Management Technology within their product, can choose to leverage the Intel® SCS or use it as a reference design to develop their own implementation. Microsoft, with SCCM SP1, is not the only ISV that chose to develop their own capability for provisioning and configuring vPro Client; did you know that LANDesk also does not use the Intel SCS for vPro Client provisioning and configuration? Matt Royer The Intel® Active Management Technology’s (Intel® AMT) Setup and Configuration Service (Intel ®SCS or SCS) provides developer or ISV with the tools to set up and configure Intel AMT devices. The Setup and Configuration Service (SCS) allows for most aspects of setup and configuration to be completed through a remote management console. The service package consists of a configuration engine and installer in binary form, plus a reference graphical user interface that the ISV may integrate into their Manageability Product.
When Student of the Year and Hasee Toh Phasee star Sidharth Malhotra entered the media event to celebrate his second cover with Men’s Health magazine at the The Orchid Five-star Ecotel Hotel on Saturday afternoon, the air was charged with instant electricity.A superstar in the making had made an entry, but his casual demeanor left many confused.As Sidharth unveiled three covers – the first one being his Men’s Health cover from seven years ago – it was apparent that this was an actor whose biggest asset was his freshness that would eventually break the mould.Sidharth Malhotra celebrates his second cover with popular men’s magazine.”I was just an ordinary guy seven years ago trying to find my feet when I made it to the cover of Men’s Health in February 2007,” he said. He sportingly drew comparisons between the two covers. ” My abs are better now, aren’t they?” he asked.”The thing is, in 2007, I continued being a parantha- eating Delhi boy. But now, I’m zero per cent paranthas , if I have to be an actor, I need to look good.” Also unveiled was India’s first ” selfie cover” by Sidharth and photographer Prabhat Shetty.Sidharth Malhotra poses for the shutterbugs as he unveils the cover.”The selfie concept was not planned, I must admit,” said Shetty. ” Sid was just playing around with expressions when this shot happened.” Men’s Health Editorial Director Jamal Shaikh defended their decision to repeat Sidharth on the cover. ” Men’s Health India has never repeated anyone on its cover ever – not a Bollywood star, not a sportsperson, not a model! But Sid is an exception.Not only is he an MH discovery, he also exemplifies what the MH guy is about – fit, good looking, confident, with focus, perseverance, and now, super successful too!” While posing for pictures, Sidharth dodged questions on the girl he’s currently dating. He also talked about how he often takes ” funny selfies” to share with his friends. At one point, he playfully pinched his waist and asked, ” Girls like love, why don’t they like love handles?”advertisement
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra is on a short break after clinching a quota place for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Munich last month. When he wrote on Twitter bang in the middle of the Incheon Asian Games in 2014 that he was going to be a “fun shooter” there was a huge sense of disbelief.As a man of few words, it’s difficult to read Bindra. Yet, deep down the shooting world knew it would be tough for the 2008 Beijing air rifle gold medallist to stay away from the ranges. Since the time he saw shooting as a competitive sport for the first time at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Bindra has been hooked to the sport.”I have been in the sport for two decades and I won’t be doing it if I wasn’t enjoying it,” Bindra told Mail Today on Saturday.There are times when you speak to Bindra and get the impression he doesn’t want to talk too much about what he does on a day-to-day basis. He is a private man and there is only one success mantra he has – train hard with complete focus.Ask Bindra to compare the previous four Olympics he competed in – Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London – and he is prompt in replying “there is risk now.”The word “risk” may sound hard to comprehend but what he means is that the pressure is always there.”Athens and Beijing was different,” he says, meaning he could soak in the pressure more easily.advertisementBut within a minute, Bindra admits he takes these “risks” as he enjoys it on a daily basis. Being away from home and spending hours at the ranges can be boring and tiring. Prior to the Munich World Cup, he trained abroad for five weeks and despite suffering from back trouble, sealed India’s fourth quota place for the Rio Olympics.Asked about the big day in Rio next year, Bindra said being in the air rifle competition was like “jumping into fire for two hours.”For those not familiar with shooting as a sport, that’s the atmosphere in the indoor hall where over 50 marksmen stand in a freeze frame, squeezing the trigger gently and then seeing which innermost ring is hit on the target.In India, Leander Paes keeps talking about possibly playing in his seventh Olympics. Leander was a bronze medalist in 1996 at Atlanta while Bindra won an individual gold for India for the first time 12 years later.In Bindra’s case, he knows if he is going to be present in Rio, it’s not just for statistics.He believes he has a chance to win an Olympic medal once again, though coming back to “risk” he said “a Formula One driver” takes more risk in his life daily!
Daryl Farmer, 39, from West Sussex in England, will be attempting to set a world record by rowing single-handed 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii as a competitor in the first Great Pacific Race which begins in Monterey, US, in June this year.Peter Andre with Daryl FarmerFewer people have rowed solo across the Pacific Ocean than have walked on the moon. The current record for this particular ocean rowing route is held by Mick Bird, who rowed it single-handed in 1997 in a time of 64 days. Daryl, rowing under the name of ‘Rowing 4 Reefs’, is no stranger to taking on incredible challenges having completed both the Marathon de Sables (150 miles across the Sahara) and the Jungle Marathon (140 miles through the Amazon rainforest). Now, inspired by other adventurers like single-handed rower Roz Savage MBE, and James Cracknell amongst others, and committed to raising funds for the Peter Andre Foundation, supporting Cancer Research UK, and for ocean conservation organisation, Earthrace, he has his sights set out to sea.Daryl Farmer in Bojanges Rowing 4 ReefsDaryl’s boat, ‘Bojangles’, is made from a special carbon/Kevlar foam sandwich construction and was built with the Pacific in mind. She is one of the strongest, most proven and sought-after ocean rowing boats in the world, already in the record books as the first and only rowing boat to successfully complete a crossing of the Pacific West to East with its crew of Mick Dawson and Chris Martin (Race Director, Great Pacific Race) in 2009.Peter Andre, speaking about Daryl’s challenge, said: “I just want to say that I think he is doing an amazing thing by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean to raise funds for my Foundation and Cancer Research UK. This cause has now become dear to my heart so I support him all the way.”Pete Bethune, founder of Earthrace Conservation, current world powerboat speed record holder for circumnavigating the globe and one of the stars of Animal Planet’s ‘Whale Wars’, said: “In Earthrace in 2008, we managed 23,497 nautical miles in 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes. Believe me, Earthrace was not a comfortable boat to be in, stripped down for speed as she was. However, at least our remarkable engines did most of the work and I wasn’t on my own.“Daryl is rowing over 2,000 nautical miles single-handed across one of the most unpredictable and dangerous oceans in the world. That he is doing this to raise money and awareness for issues that I also feel very strongly about such as shark finning, ocean acidification and whale and dolphin hunting only increases my admiration for this crazy Brit”.Daryl Farmer said, “I’m delighted to have the support of Peter Andre and the Cancer Research UK team as well as Pete Bethune and the Earthrace crew. This will be an enormous challenge for me personally, but preparations are going well, I’m race fit and so is the boat. I’m passionate about both the causes I am supporting and that will keep me rowing even if the going gets rough. I’m looking forward to the start now and am determined to get to the finish successfully in record time.”There are 15 boats and 38 competitors in all taking part in the Great Pacific Race which begins in June this year with crews from nine different countries including the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada, France and Ireland. A variety of sponsorship packages are available with benefits including branding on Bojangles, and full involvement in all media opportunities including start and finish.Rowing4Reefs is a small and friendly team of professionals who are determined to make all partnerships work for everyone concerned. There will be full involvement throughout from communications specialists from Cancer Research UK and from Earthrace Conservation who will help exploit all opportunities for sponsors and supporters.To make a donation, click here. Find out more at Rowing4Reefs.co.uk.
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