The trident of the Champions

first_imgNow the Portuguese is gone. And with him the goal went away. The top scorer of this Madrid is Benzema (18). And behind him, Ramos (7). In the double season (16-17) the Madrid of Zidane averaged 2.8 goals per game. In this one makes one less per game. That is why, with Hazard’s return, the trident has also returned to Madrid, and with the Belgian he has installed himself Bale, the player with the most fang for the goal of the squad. After the BBC comes the BBH. Only a couple of delays in defense made the bet end in wreck. For Zidane, Rodrygo is a midfielder, Lucas Vázquez a secondary actor Y Vinicius has no goal. Therefore Bale still important to him and insists on retrieve it The French coach wants his own trident, how Klopp has yours with Mané, Firmino and Salah, one like that of Barça with Messi, Luis Suarez and Griezmann or like that of Tuchel with Mbappé, Icardi and Neymar. Like the one who had Ancelotti (Bale, Benzema and Cristiano), the BBC what was it “non-negotiable“For the Italian and then inherited himself. But on that team inherited by Zidane was Cristiano, the man of 450 goals in 438 games, and ended up dispensing with Bale in the starting eleven of his last two Champions won. That Zidane was around Madrid with the Bbh for the big occasions it is demonstrated by the fact that it was his bet for the first big game of the season, before the PSG in the Park of the Princes. But he was too ambitious and placed James next to Casemiro and Kroos. He fell 3-0 with a crash. And even so, Zidane he scored the same eleven in the next game, in a whole Sánchez Pizjuán (0-1 this time). The coach repeated trident against Atlético en Liga (0-0), another big game. This time with Casemiro-Valverde-Kroos. And it worked… Until yesterday, because of the injuries chained by Bale and Hazard, I had not been able to repeat the experiment.center_img On the field. Bale left applauded the Bernabéu without making an important match. The fans rewarded their efforts more than their success, to be seen making a coverage to Carvajal in the 78th minute or he would not hesitate to play the expulsion to cut a counter with a hard foul to Rafinha behind. Hazard He weighed more for his band even than the Welshman. He formed a magic triangle with Marcelo (Gave him 13 passes!) And Benzema (7). On the horizon is the Classic and the City… It only remains to see if Zidane He really wants his own trident. But it points to the Champions.last_img read more

Crowdfunding Independent News Coverage in Ferguson

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares August 15, 2014; USA TodayAs our readers know, journalism is changing shape rapidly and there is a good deal of experimentation going on. This is one more iteration on developing models in the coverage of breaking news—in this case, in Ferguson, Missouri.This morning, the governor of Missouri called in the National Guard after another night of “unrest.” Residents, including families, were tear-gassed during a peaceful demonstration in protest of the shooting of an unarmed teenager in that primarily African-American community—a community in which of 53 police officers, only three are African American, and a community in which the police presence over the past week has become increasingly militarized. All of it looks excruciatingly familiar and persistent. The gassing occurred after a few local incidents of what Ronald S. Johnson, the Missouri Highway Patrol captain brought in by Governor Nixon to head security, called “premeditated criminal acts” intended to provoke the police.Beacon, a company in Oakland, California originally funded by Y-Combinator and designed to crowdfund journalism, has been running a campaign to pay journalists working on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.Beacon spread the word about its invitation-only campaign by tweeting its interest in hearing from independent journalists who wanted to cover the developments in Ferguson. One might argue that the press was already very much in evidence in Ferguson, but for Beacon, it was a bit of an experiment on its model and therefore worth a try in terms of testing new practice.An explanatory blog post from Beacon is headlined, “Can We Crowdfund Breaking News?” In Ferguson, the importance of citizen journalists and paid journalists should be obvious. Citizens have turned over cellphone videos of the shooting of Mike Brown, revealing the sad truth about what happened to that unarmed young man.Whether they are crowdfunded or not, paid journalists have a crucial role, underscored by the repeated arrests of journalists by the county and state police, including journalists from the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and even Sports Illustrated. The fact that these reporters were arrested and then quickly released could be construed as press intimidation (and the reporters could, if they wanted, claim false arrest, though it appears that they are all assiduously trying to keep the focus on the events happening on the ground and not on themselves). As a clear example of intimidation, a tear gas cannister was lobbed directly at an Al Jazeera film crew; when they ran away, the police came and dismantled their cameras and lights.Do crowdfund more people able to report on what is happening in Ferguson, but remember the important role of the press and press freedom in making sure that the truth of Ferguson reaches the public nationwide. We’d like to hear your reactions to this.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more