(REUTERS)-Germany’s record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is starting a traineeship with the national team as the retired striker looks to kick off his coaching career, the German Football Association said yesterday.Klose, who helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and became the all-time top scorer at the tournament with 16 goals, ended his playing career last season at Lazio.“He will undergoing an individual training and trainee programme with the clear aim of starting a coaching career,” the FA said in a statement.The 38-year-old, who also played for Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen, is Germany’s leading scorer with 71 goals in 137 matches.“In the past months the thought has matured in me to remain on the pitch with the perspective of the coach,” Klose said. “I would like to thank (Germany coach) Joachim Loew and (sports director) Hansi Flick for the chance to sharpen my perspective in a practical environment.”He will be part of Germany’s coaching team for their World Cup qualifier in San Marino and a friendly against Italy this month.
JOHNSTON — Top state officials say a new data point seems to indicate the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 may be working in Iowa.Iowa Department of Public Health director Sarah Reisetter said also they’re tracking other number — about when patients begin to show symptoms.“We have said all along that we anticipated last week was going to be a difficult week in terms of cases. Again, at the beginning of this week we said we fully expected to see our case numbers start to climb,” Reisetter said. “But, when we look at our onset of symptoms data, that appears to be flattening.”Governor Reynolds told reporters that data showing when Iowans who’ve gotten a positive COVID-19 test first began showing symptoms of the virus will be released to the public this week.