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

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

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