A 2020 to amend

first_imgMarceloThe season is on its way to becoming Marcelo’s annus horribilis. At least when it comes to injuries. With the muscular problem in the left soleus that Madrid suffered at the beginning of the month, The Brazilian has had four injuries so far this season. An unprecedented figure in his career and that has not allowed him to stand out this season, although the Brazilian always ends up catching up. Proof of this is that Marcelo appeared on the 11th of the decade for France Football, Sportv, Daily Mail, Goal, Usa Today and Givemesport of the last ten years. One more season, or the Madrid has bad luck at the time of providing competition (Theo, Coentrao or Mendy) or Marcelo has a lot of flower (seeing, for example, that the only one who responded, Reguilón, the club gave him to Sevilla). In any case, the ‘12’ of Real Madrid has to offer its best level again in this 2020. IscoZidane has extracted Isco from the catacombs. The Malaga player, a fashion player in football in recent years, had been ostracized by Solari. “How Isco plays, it’s tremendous,” he tweeted Rudy Fernandez in an exhibition of Malaga as false 9 in Mendizorroza. With the 4-4-2, the famous Cardiff system, Zidane returns to shine the magic lamp of Isco, where it has more possibilities as a hitch than with the 4-3-3. Starting in Bruges, in Mestalla and in the Classic, Isco closed 2019 as hardly imagined during much of the year. “The more you join the party, the more we will laugh,” Luis Enrique launched. JamesRodrygo has passed him on the right. The interest of Atlético in summer, revived the old idyll of the Bernabéu stands by the Colombian. His return to Madrid was like a summer dream. He deluded at first, disappointed later. 2020 will receive James (28 years; contract until 2021) with a new opportunity. The injuries have reduced him this season to make him almost invisible (he is the 21st in minutes of the squad). Since October 22, he has not played with the white shirt for a paternity trip to his country and another injury, surrounded by morbid for asking the club not to publish its parts. BaleHis year was turbulent. He did not take the flag of the goal that Cristiano left, suffered injuries, failed to leave in summer and for autumn he left his surprise trip to London and the famous incident of the flag (‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order’). The result was a historic whistle of the Bernabéu in the visit of the Royal Society (November 24). We’ll see if 2020 decides to amend or remain focused on Wales. Zidane wanted to have sold him in the summer, but the Chinese tale was to leave the club for free, a condition that Florentino Pérez did not accept. Now it is harder to get out: China imposes a salary cap. OdriozolaThe Donostiarra does not convince Zidane and performances such as Mallorca (saw the red and Madrid fell 1-0) have left their status very touched. In addition, it does not favor anything that Achraf has become one of the most complete and effective sides of the Bundesliga. In the comparison he loses, and much Odriozola that cost Madrid 40 million euros. JovicThe shadow of Benzema is very elongated, especially since Cristiano left. Jovic (€ 60M) cost almost twice as much as Benzema (€ 36M) and left a disappointing image in the recently finished 2019. Its current market value is 40 million euros, according to Transfermarkt, a difference of -20 million euros compared to July 1, 2019. He has only enjoyed 423 minutes this season and has scored only one goal. NachoThe canterano has gone down a step in the platoon of central Madrid: now he is the fourth defender Madrid, and has not counted for Zidane. The wicks have not brought him luck in 2019. For the defense it is being a difficult stick to digest not counting for Zidane. He had offers from Seville and Italian football quite appealing to abandon white discipline, but decided to bet on his continuity in Madrid. A sprained knee, suffered before the Bruges, made him miss 11 games (68 days off).last_img read more

Mayor pledges to expand LA’s BEST program

first_imgCommitting himself to expand after-school programs in Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday that a new study shows LA’s BEST is producing real results in reducing the dropout rate. Villaraigosa and LA’s BEST board members, including philanthropist Eli Broad, gathered at Griffin Avenue School in Lincoln Heights to discuss the findings of the four-year study by the National Center for Research on Evaluations, Standards and Student Testing. It found that the Los Angeles Unified School District has a dropout rate of 36 percent – midway between what the district and its critics say – but that students participating in the intervention program dropped out 20 percent less often. “LA’s BEST is a model after-school program, and this study shows the rest of the nation that a dedicated effort to keep students in school can work,” said Villaraigosa, who helped raise $7 million, including proceeds from inaugural galas, to expand the program to 17 more schools last year. To be eligible for the program, more than 70 percent of a school’s students must qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program. Currently, 90.6 percent of children enrolled in LA’s BEST qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “With one-third of our children failing to finish high school, we must do everything within our power to ensure that children stay in school and graduate.” He said he would raise another $7 million to add 17 more schools this year. Los Angeles’ Better Educated Students for Tomorrow program operates in 147 of the LAUSD’s 431 elementary schools. The after-school program started nearly 20 years ago is mostly funded with tax dollars, but about a quarter of its money comes from private donations, said Carla Sanger, who heads the program. Broad has donated more than $8 million to LA’s BEST over the past five years. “We are pleased that our investment in LA’s BEST is resulting in quantifiable returns, and that LA’s BEST is successful at keeping students in school and improving their academic performance,” Broad said. The program provides students with a snack, homework assistance and activities, including arts and crafts, drill team, dance, theater, visual arts, sports, math and computer clubs, music, reading groups and field trips. last_img read more