My wish is to stay at Real – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane speaks to the media at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against PSGMADRID, Spain, Mar 30 – Zinedine Zidane indicated on Friday that he wants to stay at Real Madrid next season.But Real´s coach admitted his future will depend on results, with his team sitting third in La Liga, 15 points adrift of Barcelona, and relying on the Champions League for a major trophy this term. Zidane had previously stayed guarded over his desire to remain at the club but appears now to have declared his hand. Real travel to Las Palmas in the league on Saturday.“Yes, I would still like to stay as coach of Real Madrid,” Zidane said. “Here we depend on the results, it has not changed, it will not change, it is the requirement of this club and I accept it.“I’ve been here 18 years, I how Real Madrid functions,” said Zidane, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2001.“I do what I like doing, I do it thoroughly and if the question is, do you want to continue? Then yes I will continue. I do not feel tired, not at all.”Despite winning the Champions League in each of his two seasons in charge at Real, as well as the La Liga title last year, Zidane has come under pressure in recent months.Real’s limp defence of their domestic crown, a shock exit to Leganes in the Copa del Rey, and their poor start in Europe, where they finished second in the group behind Tottenham, combined to put Zidane’s position in doubt.But the mood has changed since Real beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this month and victory over Juventus would only enhance Zidane’s cause further.His team play Juve on Tuesday in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin.First, however, Real face a trip to Gran Canaria and Las Palmas, hoping to close the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to one point before Atletico play Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.“We hope to take second place, little by little,” Zidane said. “Of course we have our minds on Tuesday but tomorrow we have a match and to execute on Tuesday, we have to execute well tomorrow.”Sergio Ramos has picked up a knock and Isco has a back problem, with Zidane confirming neither would travel with the squad this weekend.Zidane insisted he has no issue with Isco, who followed his hat-trick for Spain against Argentina on Tuesday by saying he does not feel the same confidence playing for Real as for his country.“He said it clearly, he is happy. Maybe he does not have the best role, but he is important,” Zidane said.“The player wants to play more, like everyone, but I can only choose eleven and I have 25. Isco is a Madrid player and he is going to stay here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SPORT-RESULT 7

first_img7th Race: The Premier Collection Plate 1200 Metres7th Race: The Premier Collection Plate 1200 Metres SHIELD OF ACHILLES(Mrs B. E. Saldanha & Mrs Sheetal S. Shindes) 59.00Suraj Narredu first SHIELD OF ACHILLES 59.00 Suraj Narredu second FRANKEST 48.50 G. Amit third FINAL ENCOUNTER58.00 Santosh G. fourth Not Run: NIL Favourities:SHIELD OF ACHILLES Won By: 1 1/2 L, 3/4 L, 3/4 L Time: 1 minute 10.63 seconds Tote: Rs 18 for win, Rs 12 , Rs 21 and Rs 32 for places Forecast: Rs 109 Shp: Rs 67 Quinella: Rs 76 Tanala: 70 per cent: Rs 1344 on 17 tickets 30 per cent: Rs 377 on 26 tickets (More) PTI COR SDM JMF NP PMlast_img read more

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SOFTimpact Lemur Partner Up on Cyber Security Solutions

first_imgzoom Cyprus-based maritime IT solutions provider SOFTimpact has signed a strategic partnership agreement with newly established maritime management services company Lemur Maritime located in Piraeus to deliver cyber security solutions to the Greek shipping sector.As informed, SOFTimpact and Lemur will work together with their clients to address cyber threats being faced on a daily basis. Services will include risk assessments, cyber defense planning, phishing simulation, penetration testing and cyber education.In addition, the partnership is expected to help oil tanker managers and owners address the newly introduced element 13 and cyber security related KPIs in TMSA 3.“With Greece being a short hop across the water and having the majority of our workforce being Greek speaking, this partnership will allow those companies in Greece struggling to understand and address the cyber threats access to our services already delivered internationally for some time,” Markus Schmitz, Managing Director at SOFTimpact, commented.“We believe the implementing maritime cyber risk management through ISPS, ISM and TMSA Element 13 requires strategic partnerships that have contributed to the final text of the recently issued guidelines by BIMCO,” Kostas Sismanidis, Managing Director at Lemur, added.Earlier this month, a joint maritime industry group comprised of industry bodies has issued the second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, which includes practical advice on how to combat cyber attacks.The document includes information on insurance issues and how to effectively segregate networks, as well as new practical advice on managing the ship to shore interface, and how to handle cyber security during port calls and when communicating with the shore side.last_img read more

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