Carvajal confident Real can still win La Liga

first_img0Shares0000World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo (L) will go head-to-head with Real Madrid teammate and Spanish captain Sergio Ramos in the all-Iberian clash in Sochi on June 15, 2017MADRID, Spain, Dec 27 – Defender Dani Carvajal insists Real Madrid can still win the Spanish league, despite the 3-0 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona that left them 14 points adrift in the La Liga title race.“We have not lost it nor has Barcelona won it. It is a lot of points. But we are going to try to win the matches that remain and see if we can lift the title. “La Liga is not won or lost in December,” he said in an interview published Wednesday in Spanish sports daily AS.“It was a hard loss, but we are Real Madrid. We have had a fantastic year and there are still six months left in the season,” the 25-year-old added when asked about Real’s loss at home to Barcelona.The Spanish giants completed a double of Champions League and La Liga titles last season and have since added the Club World Cup trophy and the European and Spanish Super Cups.But coach Zinedine Zidane has come under fire in recent weeks for the first time since taking over at Real, after their faltering start to the domestic league campaign and a Champions League loss to Tottenham Hotspur that left them facing a last-16 tie with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in February.“The qualifying round against PSG is going to be very difficult, they have great players, we are going to give everything we have,” said Carvajal, who is under contract with Real until 2022.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL STUDENT HELPS TEAM TOP WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

first_imgLeft to Right: Donal McClean (Team Mentor from NUI Maynooth) Jack Gallagher, DC Grant and Matt McCann (Computer science students at NUI Maynooth)A Donegal student was part of a team who came third in a worldwide technology competition.Jack Gallagher, from Ballintra, and his student team from NUI Maynooth won third prize in the World Citizen Championship Category in the 2014 World Finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle.The award was made in recognition of the development of their mobility app called “Access Earth”. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. The Imagine Cup provides an opportunity for students to break new ground, solve tough problems facing the world today, and maybe even turn your ideas into a businessTeam Access Earth was among only 35 teams to be selected from a total of 170 semi-finalists from 72 different countries to compete in the finals.The team was nominated for the ‘global citizenship’ category, a category that recognises those who have demonstrated an innovative application of technology for social good.Access Earth allows people to make an informed decision on whether or not a building is wheelchair accessible by providing information on facilities including ramps and wheelchair accessible toilets alongside an overall building accessibility rating. It does this by harnessing the local knowledge of volunteer networks across the world to catalogue individual building’s mobility points.“Team Access Earth wants to make the world a more accessible place for everyone. Our app, Access Earth, is an app that provides information on a buildings accessibility for those with mobility impairments. We provide information about a place’s ramps, toilets, counters, and more, and we also provide a rating of that places accessibility. Using our app and volunteer network, we hope to bring this information to anyone who needs it, from elderly people to wheelchair users, and to their friends and family,” said the group. DONEGAL STUDENT HELPS TEAM TOP WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:BallintraJack GallaghertMicrosoftNUI Maynoothlast_img read more

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