Julio Cesar Messi save was my greatest one

first_imgFormer Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar recalled the moment of his remarkable save against Lionel Messi in 2010Under Jose Mourinho, Inter were drawn against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League that year and entered the second leg with a 3-1 aggregate lead.Things didn’t start well for Inter at Camp Nou as they attempted to protect their advantage from Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team with Thiago Motta’s sending-off forcing them to play with 10-men for more than an hour.Gerard Pique had given the Catalan’s the lead with an 84th-minute goal before Bojan Krkic had an injury-time goal ruled out to secure Inter a 3-2 aggregate victory.But one of the main talking points for the game was Cesar, who saved Messi’s goalbound curler from 20 yards brilliantly by tipping it wide.Nearly nine years later and the retired Brazilian still fondly recalls the moment while discussing his three best saves.“I would say that my save to deny Messi at Camp Nou was my best one,” Cesar told the club website.“It was an almost impossible save as the ball was almost behind me when I got to it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“In second place would have to be my save which prevented Thomas Müller from scoring in the final.“I would rate the save I produced to deny Aquilani in a Serie A match against Roma as my third-best one.”Inter would go on to win the Champions League that year along with the Serie A and Coppa Italia to become the first-ever Italian club to win the treble.“The treble is my biggest dream that ever came true,” added Cesar.“It sounds like something easy to say, but it was an incredible achievement from all of us. There was a special energy at the club during that season. We knew we could do something special and we did it.“Being an interista, to win with this shirt is something difficult to describe. A unique emotion that I share with my fans. I feel one of them”.last_img read more

Meet Vikram Seth the artist

Art is a natural extension of novelist-poet Vikram Seth’s literature. The writer says he likes to paint­­­— both in words and colours — to create organic shapes with distinct calligraphic identities and poetic sensibilities.The author of A Suitable Boy, who went public with his mastery over the intricate art of Chinese, Arabic and Devnagari calligraphy in his anthology of poetry, The Rivered Earth last year, unveiled three word paintings for Absolut Vodka’s creative art brand in the capital.The acrylic paintings with multi-dimensional surface textures in basic earth colours of orange, green, blue, gold and black, were conceived around the impressionist motifs of Absolut Vodka bottles framed by calligraphy for a new-media text-art effect. Below each canvas were etched two lines of Seth’s poetry to capture the essence of the visuals.‘I have studied Chinese calligraphy for 15 years from my master Zhao Yizhou. When I was in China [early in his career], I used to write calligraphy with a ball pen. That is how it happened,’ Seth recalled during the unveiling of his paintings.Green is the theme of Seth’s Pyasa Pyala [The Thirsty Cup] that takes off on Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Madhushala in Devnagari calligraphy. ‘The canvas represents the shringar rasa [love],’ the writer said.The third canvas, Na Main, Na Mai in Urdu and Nastaleeq script, painted in a palette of blue and gold, is ‘shanta [peace] rasa’.‘In Blue and Gold, I watch the evening sky/Darken, till neither remains nor I,’ Seth says of the canvas in a rush of nostalgia. It was Arab Spring when Seth was painting the canvas and his teacher, Nasser Mansour in Jordan, had to vet the writer’s calligraphy before he decided to exhibit it, the author recalled.The writer shifted home to England after buying a country home, the old Rectory in Salisbury owned by maverick 17th century metaphysical poet George Herbert, in 2003.Currently the writer is waiting for A Suitable Girl [sequel to A Suitable Boy] to emerge ‘as and when she chooses to’. read more

Avoid Loss in Translation Put Developers and Creative Staffers on the Same

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the exciting fast-paced world of technology startups, communication failures between different departments can spell disaster. As the founder of a company that builds software to streamline and optimize communication on teams, I know subjectively and from customers, that this problem is pervasive between technical and nontechnical teams.And the communication gap can’t be bridged with project-management software. Basecamp, Trello and other scrum platforms are amazing, but the kind of communication breakdowns I’m talking about run deep. It’s almost as if one party were speaking English and the other Japanese, and all are tossing their heads in misunderstanding.But don’t send a marketing guru to night school for computer science. Some clear and easy ways can prevent company initiatives from becoming lost in translation.Related: The Two Words Steve Jobs Hated Most1. Startups must be agile. Sometimes creative staffers have only a vague idea of what they want and the product evolves as it’s being built. Really diligent and aware nontechnical employees will set expectations for what things are most important. They will delineate nice-to-haves, must-haves and what to avoid.Software can be built in many different ways. Knowing ahead of time that it should have the capability to be easily modified helps developers tremendously. When a nontechnical person communicates which product features or designs are most likely to change and those that should be set in stone, the expectations for malleability are set.The engineer can then be forward thinking about how to approach the coding. Think about designing a house. The door is set at the entrance, with only tiny allowances made for materials and aesthetics. The windows, however, offer more opportunities for variation — in size, shape or position. When the creative team explains that a certain software feature should be the equivalent of a window and not a door, builders can invest the right time at the outset in designing and save time on adjustments down the road.2. The why is as important as the what. Providing a vague description of a desired design or functionality is a starting point. But scenarios and use cases add a ton of color to an idea. At my company, a team member requested changing an application so that employees could be able to edit a report after a manager’s review. The requester thought this would be a simple change, until the engineer pondered it for a minute or two and came up with four possible interpretations.When a goal is specified as well as a detailed flow chart for proposed user activity, the developers can think of different scenarios and arrive of options beyond the original proposal. They can raise objections on a cost or time savings basis. Related: How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business3. Try thinking like an engineer. Technologically challenged employees can learn to make things way easier on a software development team. Going through the following iterative process will enable them to conceptualize their problems in new ways and think more like engineers:Consider all the angles for the functionality or feature desired.Succinctly describe how it should work and the reasoning behind it.Provide a prototype or schematic or even chicken scratches on a napkin.Offer screen captures and a link to already existing products with similar functionality. Developers can glean an enormous amount of information from the work of others that will help them decide where to start the project.4. Find that common language. Creative employees can overcommunicate and essentially try to write the program for the developers in English instead of code. While their intentions are good, developers find trying to translate these messages quite time consuming and frustrating. When there’s effective collaboration and communication across teams, developers feel less frustrated and more highly valued by their organization and satisfied by their work.Think through what’s needed and why. Then communicate it as concisely as possible. A good creative person explains his or her needs in a way that leaves few unknowns unresolved. A good developer is then able to think about how the user will perceive what is being built.No collaboration tool can replace staffers’ spending time together and talking about things. Paint a picture of what’s desired and how it will be used. Elaborate on the greater business goal. The developers can extract insights to build something that will delight customers, and every employee involved will gain a sense of personal fulfillment and team camaraderie.Related: Developers Are in High Demand. How Do You Recruit the Best? 5 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 17, 2014last_img read more