José Mourinho earns his sharp retort to Manchester United fans’ boos

first_img Quick guide José’s home truths Manchester United’s Anthony Martial rises to occasion to sink Spurs A sense is that Mourinho’s request for fans to have more faith in him and his players is an apt move: all the Portuguese wants is for United to succeed, and the fans can be a telling factor in this. Chelsea (Nov 2014)’At this moment it’s difficult to play at home because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium’ Read more Share on Messenger Manchester United (Aug 2017)’They were very quiet. It was easy to know that was a goal because it was the first time I really understood the stadium was full’ After the dire 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town and 0-0 draw at Liverpool, the Spurs result has United back on track. As Nemanja Matic said: “We dropped points there and it was important for us to win again to show we want to fight for the title, that we have quality and I am happy we did it. It was a big result, against a great team. Tottenham, the last few years, play really good football, they have a great manager, the idea of their football is good.“I think that the title, you win in the let’s say ‘small games’ but also if you want to be first you have to win games like this, especially when you play at home you cannot drop points. It’s important for us, it’s a lot of pressure on us but we managed to score and to win.”United got their goal following the booed switch of Martial for Rashford. Mourinho is paid to make these decisions, and for them to work. Maybe Saturday will help to convince supporters to trust the way he works a little more. Read more Hide Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Was this helpful? Share on Pinterest Play Video 1:41 José Mourinho and Manchester United fans: a healthy, vibrant relationship or something more dislocated?The question arises because of his criticism of supporters following the 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday. When Jonathan Moss, the referee, blew for full time Mourinho put a finger to his lips and gestured to the nearest camera. Share via Email Some people speak too much, says José Mourinho – video Share on Facebook José Mourinho Rashford is a local boy, so is particularly adored by the home faithful. Jeers that accompanied his removal were understandable, especially as he was among United’s best performers. Mourinho acknowledged the point.“They [fans] pay the ticket they can do what they want,” he said. “They can boo a player that doesn’t deserve to be booed, they can boo a player who is working like an animal, even though the game is not going in his direction. They can boo – they pay their tickets, they can boo the manager.”Mourinho is a serial moaner about atmosphere, which further underlines how he is following form. After a 2-0 EFL Cup win over Hull City at Old Trafford in January, he compared the atmosphere to “the theatre”. Liverpool were up next and the 55-year-old wanted their fiercest rival to be entering a cauldron.Old Trafford is rarely a bear pit, though. Sometimes, maybe, but there is difficulty recalling a match-long vibe of heightened emotion and noise. Saturday offered an illustration. When a Lukaku header hit a post suddenly the stadium came alive – showing how sleepy it had become.Old Trafford does generally boast a loyal crowd. It required a relative age before the support turned on David Moyes and Louis van Gaal during their unhappy tenures. So, considering United appear genuine title contenders for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Saturday’s reaction was jarring – especially as the Stretford End had earlier been quick to regale Mourinho when their Spurs counterparts sang a ditty that abuses him. Manchester United Manchester United (Jan 2017)’The fans – they also have to do better … So my invitation is don’t come to the theatre, come to play, play with us’ Tottenham Hotspur Thank you for your feedback. Manchester United (April 2017)’Did the supporters know it [how much the players were struggling]? Because if they know it, and they think about it, they would be more supportive of the players’ Marcus Rashford José Mourinho’s game of chicken will pay off until the opponent does not blink Show features Share on LinkedIn The reason was unhappiness at fans booing Anthony Martial’s introduction for Marcus Rashford and also for their muted backing of Romelu Lukaku. Mourinho could shush fans, inform the press that supporters need to “relax a little bit”, and criticise to MUTV their treatment of Lukaku, because his team had just claimed a vital victory over a title rival. United and Tottenham entered the match level on 20 points, five behind Manchester City. By Saturday evening Mourinho’s men retained the same deficit but Spurs were eight points behind following City’s win at West Bromwich Albion.Mourinho could also upbraid fans because his decision to swap Martial for Rashford was sweetly vindicated by the Frenchman being the scorer of the 81st‑minute winner and Lukaku providing the flick-on for this.The manager’s public utterances are often described as a diversionary tactic. This, though, can be an over-complicated reading of a someone whose every word and antic is exhaustively analysed.Certainly on this occasion the questioning of the Rashford-substitution boos and Lukaku’s poor reception was not to deflect attention given United were victorious. So, the reason may be simple: Mourinho was being Mourinho, a man whose stance is that he has the right to have a say on everything – including his own fans – just as they do about his team. Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

TEF to Be Repositioned as Centre for Tourism Innovation

first_img The Minister, who was speaking at a meeting with TEF staff and board members at his New Kingston offices on Tuesday (April 10), said that entity will be responsible for strategic and targeted projects that support key activities aimed at realising growth targets. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced plans to restructure the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to operate as a centre for innovation. “We have to reconfigure our Ministry to respond to change, to respond to innovations. TEF will now become the centre of innovation for tourism in Jamaica,” he said. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced plans to restructure the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to operate as a centre for innovation.Mr. Bartlett explained that the objective is to reposition the agency to better enable the tourism industry to respond to the needs of the ever-changing global market, and drive the Ministry’s mission to foster significant growth and development in the sector.“We have to reconfigure our Ministry to respond to change, to respond to innovations. TEF will now become the centre of innovation for tourism in Jamaica,” he said.The Minister, who was speaking at a meeting with TEF staff and board members at his New Kingston offices on Tuesday (April 10), said that entity will be responsible for strategic and targeted projects that support key activities aimed at realising growth targets.“So while the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) will be managing the destination assurance programmes by way of ensuring security and on-the-ground training, and the business of standards and quality, you (TEF) will be doing the physical infrastructure to see to it that the buildings that are needed and the physical institutions that are required are in place,” Mr. Bartlett outlined.He said the entity will also be charged with strengthening capacity in developing data and information to guide decision-making within the Ministry and the wider tourism industry.“So, the analytical work required to interpret data, the TEF will have responsibility for that, and you will work in conjunction with Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in driving this powerful and well-equipped website that we will announce in another month when it is launched,” he informed.In citing the need for innovation, the Minister noted that the global tourism industry has changed dramatically over the last decade.“Ten years ago, you had less than a billion people travelling across borders. Today, 1.4 billion people are involved in travelling across borders called tourists. In the same period, earnings from tourism indirectly were under US$1 trillion. Today, it is US$1.4 trillion in earnings and some US$8 trillion in terms of its overall value as part of global gross domestic product (GDP),” he noted.He said further that, “10 years ago, in our own instance, we had about 20,000 to 22,000 rooms. Today, we have 32,000. Ten years ago, I am positive that our contribution to revenue in the country was much, much less than 15 per cent. Today, it’s over 20 per cent, and if you should just look at straight value-added in that period, you would see that as an industry, tourism has grown with the highest level of value-added in the economy over the last 10 years.”The Minister argued that with the advent of Airbnb and UBER, for example, it is only fitting that TEF be transformed to focus on new initiatives that will revolutionise how the tourism industry operates.last_img read more

Man stabbed while sitting at a bar in Barrio Logan

first_img Posted: October 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police Monday were searching for a man suspected of stabbing a 39-year-old man in the abdomen in the Barrio Logan area.It happened shortly before 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of National Avenue, located near Chicano Park, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The suspect walked up to the 39-year-old man, who was sitting at the bar, and stabbed him in the abdomen for unknown reasons before fleeing the area, Buttle said.The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Buttle said.The suspect was described as a Hispanic man believed to be in his 30s, who was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans.Detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s gang unit were investigating the incident. Man stabbed while sitting at a bar in Barrio Loganlast_img read more

Tyndall AFB Absorbs Direct Hit from Michael

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Hurricane Michael powered through Tyndall Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane, causing extensive damage. The storm made landfall just miles away along the coast of the Florida Panhandle from Tyndall with winds as high as 155 mph, removing roofs from buildings, bringing down trees and power lines, and causing significant structural damage to the base. No injuries were reported on Tyndall, which is situated on a peninsula just south of Panama City, as of Wednesday evening. The installation recorded a wind gust of 130 mph before the weather station signal was lost, reported Stars and Stripes.The condition of Tyndall’s runway was unknown, according to the installation’s Facebook page. The base’s mandatory evacuation order remains in effect until further notice, it said.Photo courtesy of U.S. Navylast_img

Budget Session likely to be stormy

first_imgWith less than a fortnight to go for the presentation of the Budget 2016, the divide between the two main Indian political parties – the BJP and the Congress – seems to be widening.While the BJP-led NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack for its handling of JNU students over the Afzal Guru death anniversary issue, the Congress is keen to take on the government head-on, using macroeconomic data and the latest political development to good effect, just days before Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is set to present the budget on Feb.29.At a press conference last Friday in New Delhi, Abhishek Singhvi, spokesperson for the Congress, took on the Modi government on a range of issues, from the alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan to the JNU protests, besides the state of the economy.”Let us presume that Ishrat Jahan was a suspected terrorist. What is the course of action the BJP is proposing? That she should be liquidated in a false encounter? As a civilised country governed by law and order, should we not proceed by trying her in the court of law as Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru were tried? The BJP was advocating hanging them by the nearest lamp-post. How is India different from a banana republic if we too resort to such practices?” BusinessLine reported Singhvi as saying.Mocking the government for holding events such as “Make in India” without showing commensurate results on the ground, he said: “This clueless government has no idea on how to revive it (the economy) and they seem to move from one slogan and event to another without even attempting to address the real crisis at hand.”Singhvi also said that apart from the fact that 29 state-owned banks have written off Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts during 2013-2015, the rupee, which was at 58.5 to a dollar when the BJP came to power, has dropped to 68.38, a fall of 17 percent. The NDA government is facing a grim situation, notwithstanding the description of Asia’s third largest economy as a “bright spot” by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.Retail inflation at a 17-month high in January, factory output (IIP) registering a second straight month of contraction in December, third quarter GDP growth rate coming at 7.3 percent, the lowest in the past three quarters, and merchandise exports registering decline for the 13th month in a row in December have emboldened the Congress – which was reduced to its lowest tally in its history after the 2014 general elections – to question the government’s performance on the economic front.Given the current political circumstances, Jaitley, who often says that “all political parties are with the government on economic legislations except the Congress,” may find it difficult to secure their support, given that they would find it politically expedient to go with the Congress.After all, the JD(U), the RJD and the Communists have found a common cause to take on the government and would not like to break ranks with the GOP (read the Congress) over the GST legislation, more so when crucial Assembly polls to five states – Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry – are round the corner. It would be politically naive to expect the Congress and the larger Opposition to support the NDA government at a time when it is politically weak.To use a stock market phrase, the Modi government is going through a bearish phase, much like the Sensex that posted its single biggest weekly fall in a year last week.The Budget Session needs to be seen in this context. The probability – a high one at that – of a united Opposition taking on the government over the JNU students’ issue and the Ishrat Jahan encounter case could mar the session. On the other hand, if the government is seen as unable to pass key economic legislations during the session, it would send the wrong signals to the marlets.last_img read more

Dhaka asks Naypyidaw to pull back troops from border

first_imgThis photo taken on 27 February, 2018 shows Myanmar army personnel keeping watch as Myanmar workers build a fence along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as seen from Tombru in the Bangladeshi district of Bandarban. Photo: AFPBangladesh Thursday asked Myanmar to immediately “pull back” security forces and heavy weapons from the border after the troop build-up near a camp housing thousands of stranded Rohingya stirred tension on the troubled frontier.The foreign ministry “summoned” Myanmar’s envoy and conveyed the country’s “concerns” over the “military build-up” amid rising tensions following the influx of nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.Bangladesh’s acting foreign secretary “conveyed to the Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka that such military build-up will create confusion within Bangladesh and escalate tensions on the border,” the ministry said.”He told the ambassador to convey to the Myanmar authorities for the immediate pullback of Myanmar security forces along with military assets from the area,” it said.Dhaka said the troops were mobilised near a thin strip of land between the two countries where around 6,000 Rohingya have been living since fleeing Myanmar following a brutal military crackdown on the Muslim minority in late August.They were among the first to flee Myanmar and set up shelters in no man’s land in the weeks before Bangladesh agreed to let the Rohingya into the country.In recent weeks they have come under pressure from Myanmar soldiers, who have stepped up patrols along the barbed-wire border fence just metres (yards) from the camp and broadcast messages using loudhailers ordering the Rohingya to leave.Hundreds of Rohingya have since fled the camp and taken shelter in refugee settlements in Bangladesh’s southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar.The diplomatic protest came as Bangladesh border guards and Rohingya living on the no man’s land said some 100 Myanmar soldiers arrived near the refugee camp Thursday in heavy military vehicles.”They brought at least 14 ladders and intimidated us by trying to climb over the fences and come to our camp to evict us,” Rohingya leader Mohammad Arif told AFP at the Tombru border.Myanmar border police also increased their personnel tenfold near the frontier and installed heavy machine guns and mortars at bunkers they dug in recent weeks, a Bangladeshi border official told AFP.The Bangladesh border guards had requested a meeting with their Myanmar counterparts to deescalate tensions, he said, but were told the officers were “away or busy elsewhere”.The build-up came despite Bangladesh and Myanmar having signed a deal to repatriate some 750,000 Rohingya to their homeland in Rakhine state. But the process was delayed at the last moment due to lack of preparations and protests by the refugees.Myanmar views the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and has long denied them citizenship and basic rights.Bangladesh’s foreign secretary has “expressed the concern” that the troop build-up might “hamper repatriation process which both sides agreed to implement”.Dil Mohammad, another Rohingya leader, said Myanmar was making “absurd claims” that Rohingya militants were hiding in the border camp.Read more: Dhaka summons Myanmar envoyMyanmar army with heavy arms, ammunition along border: BGBlast_img read more

Vegetarian diet more harmful to environment says study

first_imgContrary to popular assumption — and a talk by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference — eating a vegetarian diet could contribute more to climate change than eating a non-vegetarian diet, warns a new study.Schwarzenegger, a former California governor, advised people to go meat-free one or two days a week to help protect the climate.But the new research found that consuming more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon,” said one of the researchers Paul Fischbeck, professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.“Lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken,” Fischbeck said.The study measured the changes in energy use, blue water footprint and GHG emissions associated with US food consumption patterns. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe researchers studied the food supply chain to determine how the obesity epidemic in the US is affecting the environment.Specifically, they examined how growing, processing and transporting food, food sales and service, and household storage and use take a toll on resources in the form of energy use, water use and GHG emissions. On the one hand, the results showed that getting our weight under control and eating fewer calories, has a positive effect on the environment and reduces energy use, water use and GHG emissions from the food supply chain by approximately nine per cent.However, eating the recommended “healthier” foods — a mix of fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood — increased the environmental impact in all three categories — energy use went up by 38 per cent, water use by 10 per cent and GHG emissions by six per cent.The findings appeared in the journal Environment Systems and Decisions.last_img read more

Abhishek urges Trinamool workers to put up united fight to oust BJP

first_imgBankura: Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee urged party workers to put up a united fight to defeat BJP in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.Addressing party workers here at a meeting on Monday afternoon, he said: “It is not Panchayat or Assembly elections. It is a fight between communal Narendra Modi and ‘agnikanya’ Mamata Banerjee. So work hard to ensure the victory of Trinamool Congress candidates.” The candidates from Bankura and Bishnupur, Subrata Mukherjee and Shyamal Santra were present at the meeting, along with MLAs, Panchayat and Zilla Parishad members and councillors of the civic bodies. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseComparing the work carried out by Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, he said the former has “only lied to the people while the latter has kept all her promises.” “Before the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Modi had assured us that he would bring black money from abroad and Rs 15 lakh would be credited to the account of every person. He had also assured that 2 crore youths would get jobs. But he did not keep his promises. On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee has kept all her promises. The Panchayat and Rural Development department has chalked out elaborate plans to provide drinking water in every household. There is electricity in every rural house and superspeciality hospitals have come up where treatment is free.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe urged the workers to put up a united fight to oust BJP and develop contacts with the local people. “You should listen to them carefully and try to address their problems,” he said, adding: “Those who are looking after the booths should concentrate on their work and will not have to work in the anchal level. Those who work in the block level will not have to work in the district level. Do your work seriously to ensure victory of Trinamool candidates.” The workers will have to aim for fulfilling Mamata Banerjee’s dream of winning in 42 out of 42 Lok sabha seats, he said.last_img read more

Canadian market picking up steam for Eurail 2 weeks left for Extra

first_img TORONTO — More than 16,000 Canadian passengers travelled through Europe on Eurail trains in 2016, and while it was a tough year from all inbound markets the rail company saw an uptick from Canada in the last few months.“It was a challenging year for us but especially from Canada we’ve been recovering since October 2016,” said Clarissa Mattos, Market Manager, Americas & Pacific, for Eurail Group. That’s when forward sales started to pick up.It didn’t hurt that Eurail launched its annual end of year promotion in mid-November, offering 20% off all Eurail passes for 2017 travel. The deal was available through the end of last year and not surprisingly “we had an extraordinary December from Canada,” said Mattos.Recently Eurail brought back its popular ‘Extra Days Promotion’, offering travellers up to five additional free travel days on all Eurail Passes purchased now through March 31.The limited-time offer is available across Eurail’s entire portfolio of passes, from the Global Pass to the One Country Pass, and can be purchased up to 11 months before departure.These generous savings are on top of the regular year-round perks that come with purchasing a Pass, like no luggage fees, no pricey airport transfers, city centre arrivals and children 11 years of age and under travel free.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterOther benefits of a Eurail Pass include free access to VIP lounges in the main train stations of Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.Global Passes are a big seller from Canada, amounting to half of Eurail’s sales from this market. Global Passes give visitors the flexibility to explore up to 28 European countries at their own pace.The Eurail Select and One Country Passes, meanwhile, provide a number of itinerary options by rail and sea for guests wanting to experience between one and four participating Eurail countries.Eurail has 22 One Country Passes. Passes for Spain and Portugal showed a lot of growth in 2016, says Mattos. Scandinavia was up too. All were seen as ‘safe haven’ destinations by travellers determined to head to Europe last year.A new Eurail France Pass is selling well, notes Mattos. As a destination France had a rockier year than most but there’s no denying the country’s long-term allure. As Mattos says with a smile, “they have the Eiffel Tower.” Eurail’s Italy Switzerland Pass, also new, is selling very well too. Eurail is now including Switzerland’s much-loved Glacier Express in its Passes.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaEurail has also bumped up the maximum age for its Eurail Youth Pass, to 27 years old and younger, so more travellers can take advantage of Youth Pass discounts worth 35% off standard adult prices. Almost 4 in 10 (39%) of Canadians travelling with Eurail are purchasing Youth Passes, says Mattos. Some 57% buy adult passes and 4% are booking Eurail Child Passes, which are free for young travellers ages 4 to 11. Kids under the age of 4 on their first day of travel ride free as well and don’t need a pass.Travelling via Eurail isn’t just about transportation, says Mattos. “It’s a way of discovering Europe.” Eurail is looking to expand its value proposition for travellers with special deals like its exclusive 20 euro discount off pre-booked entrance tickets to Disneyland Paris, for all Eurail Pass holders.For travel agents, Eurail offers discounted fares (up to 75% off). It’s also looking at a specialist program for the retail trade. “We’re working on it,” says Mattos. For product information see eurail.com or one of Eurail’s GSAs including Rail Europe at raileurope.ca. Posted by Thursday, March 16, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Canadian market picking up steam for Eurail; 2 weeks left for Extra Days deal Share Tags: Britain & Europe, Eurail, Rail Europelast_img read more

After Irma and Harvey wreak havoc here come Katia and Jose

first_imgWith file from The Associated Press. Tags: Travel Alert Travelweek Group Posted by SAN JUAN — As Hurricane Irma continues to roar across the Caribbean on a path toward Florida, a new tropical storm has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.Tropical Storm Katia formed early Wednesday off the coast of Mexico.The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia’s maximum sustained winds are near 65 kph with some strengthening forecast over the next two days. But the hurricane centre says Katia is expected to stay offshore through Friday morning.Credit: nhc.noaa.govThe storm is centred about 165 kilometres east of Tampico, Mexico, and is moving east-southeast near 4 kph.Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the open Atlantic far from land.Jose is located to the east of Hurricane Irma, which is a powerful and dangerous storm heading toward Antigua and perhaps the U.S.Jose is the 10th tropical storm of the season. It has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and is about 2,420 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksIn August, Travelweek reported that 2017 was primed to be the worst hurricane season in years. The U.S.-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) re-issued its scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook with a jump in the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. After Irma and Harvey wreak havoc, here come Katia and Jose Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more