Mourinho complains about Manchester United’s lack of transfers again

first_imgManchester United’s new season felt like a a continuation of last season’s: a victory by the slimmest of margins and complaints from Jose Mourinho to the press. Just after his side beat Leicester City 2-1, the Portuguese coach cut an upset figure in front of the Sky Sports cameras about the lack of new faces through the door at United. IN SPORT.ES Mourinho vuelve a lamentar el mercado de fichajes del United Mourinho also questioned the role he has at the club. Normally, in England, managers have control over team selection and transfers. However Jose doesn’t believe this to be the case any more. “I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager.” Pol Ballús 11/08/2018center_img “For us it will be a difficult season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought.” The only arrivals at United were Fred, Dalot and third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant. Upd. at 16:21 CEST “We played against a team that invest more than us. They spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have. Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is difficult.” And Mourinho, clearly still upset, finished on this note: “I think it’s the last time we speak about it, it’s over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it.”last_img read more

Love’s blind for Chelsea

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Solar savings for Kooweerup’s favourite sons

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Sports Shorts

first_imgThe Middletown-MYAA will hold tryouts for Monmouth Youth League travel teams Oct. 8 for boys in the fourth grade (6-7:30 p.m.) and boys in the seventh grade (7:30-9 p.m.). All tryouts will be held at Thorne Middle School. E-mail myaabball@aol.com or call (732) 747-2410 for more information. The public is invited to join the Keyport/Matawan Elks for a day of horse racing excitement on Sept. 25 at noon at Monmouth Park in Oceanport. The cost of $20 per person gets you hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, barbecued chicken, salads, beer, wine and soda, plus a program and admission. The gate will open at 11 a.m., first race is 1 p.m. Call (732) 264-9785 for tickets. The Poricy Park Trail Run, in honor of Poricy Park’s 35th Anniversary, and presented by the Poricy Park Citizens Committee, will be held Oct. 2. The 5K run/walk through the trails of scenic Poricy Park in Middletown will start at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Preservation of Poricy Park. Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding wrestling registrations for its rec program for children in grades one through eight at the Hazlet Middle School cafeteria (Union Avenue) Sept. 22 and 30 from 7-9 p.m., and Oct. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the HYAL Clubhouse (Hazlet Avenue). Proof of age and residency (driver’s license not accepted) is required for all new registrants in the program. Fees are $75 for the first child; $125 for the two and $150 for three or more. A $100 refundable work/equipment deposit is required. Please call (732) 264-3060 ext. 5 for more information. Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding basketball registration for its in-town rec program for boys ages 7-18 and girls 7-15 and traveling teams (Mid-Monmouth, boys and girls 11U and 13U, and Monmouth Youth, boys 8-10 and girls 9U). Birthday cutoff for rec league is Aug. 31. Birthday cutoff for Mid-Monmouth and Monmouth Youth is Aug. 1. Registration will take place at Hazlet Middle School cafeteria (Union Avenue) Sept. 22 and 30 from 7-9 p.m., and Oct. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the HYAL Clubhouse (Hazlet Avenue). Proof of age and residency (driver’s license not accepted) is required for all new registrants in the program. Fees are $65 for the first child; $95 for the two and $125 for three or more. A $50 refundable work/equipment deposit is required. Please call (732) 264-3060 ext. 5 for more information. The Central Jersey Saints 14U baseball team is looking for a catcher for a Saturday and Sunday fall league. The team has already qualified for the 2005 national qualifying tournament in Delaware. Serions and dedicated players, with experience as a catcher, can call Bob Berardi at (732) 525-2917.last_img read more

Veteran move helps Indonesia get duathlon gold at expense of Filipino bet

first_imgFilipino duathlete Joey De Los Reyes captures 2nd place at the men’s elite duathlon event of the 30th SEA Games in Subic, Zambales on Monday, December 2, 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDESUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Indonesia’s Johan Jauhari pulled a veteran move on the Philippines’ Joey de los Reyes to win gold medal in the men’s duathlon in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here Monday.Jauhari sprinted home in the last 500 meters as De los Reyes took a drink on the run. The lapse was enough to send the Indonesian home for the gold. Jauhari clocked a fast one hour, 52 minutes and 51 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipino was unable to drop his two rivals in the bike leg and was forced to slug it out with them in the fiinal 5-k run. Then Jauhari did the trick on De Los Reyes and even managed to smile all the way to the finish line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Sacrifices yield gold medal for Filipina arnis champ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations MOST READ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The startled De los Reyes dropped back to third and had to make a desperate sprint in the final 50 meters to overtake Srinate Wattawut of Thailand for the silver. He clocked 1:53:04, just a second ahead of the Thai.The other Filipino, Jerwyn Banatao, failed to keep pace with the leaders in the 10km initial run of the run-bike-run event. He fell behind and failed to catch up with the leaders of the 10km bike leg. He ended up in fifth place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Filipinos’ strategy — to pull each other in the bike leg and hope to drop the rest of the field — failed to Materialize when Banatao failed to keep up with the furious pace in 10-k opening run leg.With Banatao way behind, De los Reyes was forced to fight it out on his own against Jauhari and Wattawut in the bike leg. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View commentslast_img read more

Arguments for and against overseas voting

first_imgDear Editor,My suggestion last week that we begin to reconsider overseas voting has ignited some debate and much vitriol. It should be noted that I am not the first commentator to raise this matter; former Speaker of the National Assembly, Attorney Ralph Ramkarran, did so about two years ago. I have been called everything: from a madman to a PNC lackey, to the bearer of some secret plan to rig the next election. It’s yet another reflection of the state of our public discourse, which is generally bereft of reason and a willingness to confront difficult and complex ideas. And where there is some debate, it is often driven by age-old political fears and grudges. We tie ourselves up in political knots, and then debate and discuss ideas from that imprisoned state.With all due respect to the views expressed, there are many arguments that can be made against overseas voting, but the three that seem to be popular are about the weakest. Here is a fact: 93 countries currently have overseas voting. There must be some benefits if so many countries continue to go that route. Another fact is that many Guyanese are already eligible to vote in our elections if they travel home and register.Most of the opposition to the suggestion is grounded in the fear that overseas voting would be a source of electoral fraud. This is a legitimate fear, given the fact that it was part of the electoral rigging machinery during the period of rigged election. But Guyana and the world have moved on since that time. One can never guarantee a completely fair election anywhere in the world; there will always be suspicions and charges of fraud. But to allow that fear of fraud to dictate who should or should not vote is unacceptable.If we follow the logic that fear of fraud should prevent us from considering overseas voting, we might as well abolish elections in Guyana and many countries around the world. Can someone demonstrate to me how there is the possibility of more fraud in overseas voting than at home? In the height of rigged elections, there was far more rigging at home than overseas.In Guyana, while there are still instances of electoral malpractice, these have not amounted to an overall corrupt system. We have returned to a system wherein our elections are generally free and fair. All our elections since 1992 have been certified as fair by the local and international monitoring agencies. There have, of course, been charges of malpractice by the losing contestants. This is to be expected in a country where the politics are extremely charged.Where there have been big attempts at fraud, as occurred in 2011 and 2015, those were detected and exposed. The key here is vigilance — both at the polling places and at the centre where the votes are tallied. I am making the point here that an electoral machinery geared to detect fraud is central to fair election, whether people are voting in Guyana or at some overseas centre. So the big fear of fraud we hear about should there be overseas voting is grounded less in reason.The other objection to overseas voting is the fear that it would be marred by ethnic voting. Well, we have ethnic voting at home; should we then abolish elections at home? This is another area of our politics from which we must move on. We must stop complaining and crying about ethnic voting; it’s stale. People vote interests, not issues. If people vote their ethnic interests, they are merely seeing issues through ethnic lenses. If people don’t vote along ethnic lines, they will choose some other interest – maybe gender or class, or region or generation. What makes these other interests less destructive than ethnic interests?If we return to overseas voting, we would be granting rights to Guyanese living abroad. Since when fear of fraud and ethnic voting are disqualifications from voting at elections. If the colonials had said that they were withholding the franchise from Guyanese because of fear that we would have ethnic voting, or that there would be fraud, where would we be today as a country?The other complaint — about denying overseas voting — is the other stale retort that if people don’t pay taxes in a country, they shouldn’t vote in that country. Guyanese overseas remittances amount to an average of over US$400 million dollars per year; approximately 20 per cent of our GDP. If that’s not akin to taxation, I don’t know what is. In fact, that amounts to much more than if they were paying taxes in Guyana.And let’s not forget that there are many Guyanese living in Guyana who don’t pay income taxes simply because they don’t earn an income. So, should we deny them the right to vote?I agree that when we have to confront big issues, like overseas voting, there must be extensive discussions, and our collective fears must be taken into consideration. I am also conscious that the political parties would not touch this issue unless they are convinced that it would bring electoral advantage to them. But we must begin to grow up politically, and in the process, muster the courage to look at old initiatives in new ways.David Hindslast_img read more

Real, Atletico renew Champions League rivalry

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Christof STACHENYON, Switzerland, Apr 21 – Holders Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals as the rivals do battle once more and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus, following the draw on Friday.The all-Madrid showdown is a rerun of the 2014 and 2016 finals in Europe’s top club competition, with a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real victorious on both occasions in cagey affairs that they failed to settle after 90 minutes each time. Real — aiming to become the first team to retain the Champions League — will host Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 2 and a free-scoring Monaco side brimming with some of Europe’s hottest talent are home to Juventus on May 3, with the second legs the following week.Real Madrid director and former striker Emilio Butragueno said: “We know each other very well, this is the fourth time we meet Atletico in the Champions League but it will not be a final this time.“Every detail will count and we will have to be very careful, they defend very well and have high-quality players who know how to take advantage of mistakes,” he told BeINSports.Atletico, who boast one of football’s most deadly strikers in Antoine Griezmann, will move next season from the Vicente Calderon, their home for 50 years, to a new stadium.Clemente Villaverde, a former Atletico player and now a director, said the Real clash would be a fitting farewell.“Our fans and players have experienced two final defeats and know what it means and takes to get there -– a lot of work,” he told UEFA.com.“Hopefully we can give the Vicente Calderon the goodbye it deserves.”Going into the draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland all four teams were making the usual noises: there is nothing to choose between any of them, they said publicly.But the 39-year-old Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon broke ranks, saying that he would prefer to avoid a wily Atletico side because they are out of the La Liga title race so can rest players for Europe.Buffon, one of the best goalkeepers of all time but who has never won the Champions League, got his wish in missing out on Diego Simeone’s side, who would dearly love to get one over Real and Ronaldo this time on Europe’s biggest stage.But instead he must face teenage striking sensation Kylian Mbappe, 18, and a rejuvenated Radamel Falcao in a last-four encounter that will be an interesting contrast — Juventus with their dogged, brilliant defence and a Monaco team that loves scoring goals.Welsh former player Ian Rush shows the name of Atletico Madrid football club during the UEFA Champion’s league draw semi-finals, on April 21, 2017 in Nyon © AFP / Richard JuilliartThe French side — Buffon labelled them “feisty” — are full of attacking vim and have hit a staggering 141 goals in all competitions this season.Pavel Nedved, the former midfielder who is now an ambassador for Juventus, told BeINSports of the Monaco match-up: “It’s 50-50. They have very young players who are under no pressure, who can play without fear.“That is their strength, their asset.”Vadim Vasilyev, the French side’s vice-president, said they would be motivated by the memories of being turfed out of the competition by the Italians in 2015 in the quarter-finals.“It will be a matter of revenge, clearly,” he said. “We’re better than two years ago, no doubt about it.”– Juve’s year? –Real Madrid, for whom Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as they saw off Bayern Munich in the quarters, are favourites with British bookmakers.But Juventus were hugely impressive in beating Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg and then holding the Spanish champions to a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday in a defensive masterclass.Beaten Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has tipped Italian champions Juventus to lift the trophy they last won in 1996 and they will be favourites against Monaco, especially because the second leg will be in Turin.“Over the two legs they were better than us so they deserve to go through to the semi-finals. I think they can win the Champions League this season,” the Spanish international said after Buffon shut out Lionel Messi and Barcelona over 180 minutes of football.The final is in Cardiff on June 3.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Census Bureau: Stop immigration raids so we can count all illegals

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Census Bureau wants immigration agents to suspend enforcement raids during the 2010 census so the government can better count illegal immigrants. Raids during the population count would make an already distrustful group even less likely to cooperate with government workers who are supposed to include them, the Census Bureau’s second-ranking official said in an Associated Press interview. Deputy Director Preston Jay Waite said immigration enforcement officials did not conduct raids for several months before and after the 2000 census. But today’s political climate is even more volatile on the issue of illegal immigration. Enforcement agents “have a job to do,” Waite said. “They may not be able to give us as much of a break” in 2010. The Constitution requires the Census Bureau to count everyone, including illegal immigrants, in the census. The once-a-decade population count is then used to apportion seats in Congress and to appropriate billions of dollars in federal spending each year. Miller has introduced a constitutional amendment that would apportion seats in Congress based only on the number of U.S. citizens in each state. The Census Bureau plans to approach all federal agencies for help in getting an accurate count, Waite said. Illegal immigrants are notoriously hard to count, although outside experts estimate that census workers count 85 percent to 90 percent of them. Census workers ask immigrants if they are citizens; they do not ask if they are in the country legally. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman declined to say whether immigration officials would halt raids. “If we were, we wouldn’t talk about it,” Pat Reilly said. “For us to suspend that enforcement would probably take a lot more than one meeting,” Reilly said. “We would have to discuss this at the highest levels of both agencies.” The issue arises as the U.S. struggles to resolve the fate of an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. After Congress failed to pass an immigration overhaul sought by the president, the Bush administration last week said it would step up efforts to enforce immigration laws. One lawmaker said she thinks “it’s nuts” for the Census Bureau to ask for a break in enforcement. “I don’t know what country the Census Bureau is living in,” Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said in a telephone interview from her district. “I can tell them the American people have grown sick and tired of their immigration laws not being enforced. They are not going to tolerate enforcement being suspended for any amount of time.” last_img read more

Spector jury retires after viewing tapes

first_imgSpector, 67, is charged with second-degree murder. Clarkson, 40, died Feb. 3, 2003, from a gunshot fired in her mouth. The defense contends that the shot was self-inflicted, either an accident or a suicide. The jury recessed talks for the night with no indication of a decision. The case went to the jury Sept. 10 and the jury foreman told the judge Sept. 18 that the panel was deadlocked 7-5. After two days of debate among attorneys, the judge revised the jury instructions and the panel resumed talks late Thursday. The jurors also deliberated Friday before taking the weekend off. When the jury returned Monday, the defense filed a motion asking Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler to give the panel more guidance to clarify controversial new instructions he issued last week to help break a 7-5 deadlock. Fidler listened to arguments from the defense and prosecution and took the motion under submission. Phil Spector’s jury deliberated Monday with the help of a VCR to review videotape evidence in the record producer’s trial on a charge of murdering actress Lana Clarkson. There was no indication why the jury asked to have the VCR brought into deliberations, but during the evidence phase of the case the jury was shown videotape of sheriff’s investigators interviewing Spector’s chauffeur. Driver Adriano De Souza was a key witness who testified that Spector came out of his mansion with a gun in his hand and stated “I think I killed somebody” as Clarkson’s body sat slumped in a foyer chair behind him. There was also videotape of a fountain in the courtyard where the chauffeur was waiting at the time. The defense contended the fountain and other noises made it difficult for the Brazilian-born driver to understand Spector. Superior Court spokesman Alan Parachini said later that the judge informally indicated to the lawyers that he would not grant the motion. The judge, however, did not plan a hearing to formally put his decision on the record. After the jury reported the impasse last week, the judge withdrew a so-called pinpoint instruction that several jurors indicated was giving them trouble.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Testimony: Troops buried Kurds alive

first_imgSaddam and his cousin, “Chemical” Ali Hassan al-Majid, are facing charges of genocide in the trial. Five others on trial face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Saddam and the other defendants sat silently as the trial resumed after a 12-day break.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – The genocide trial of Saddam Hussein resumed Monday with testimony that his troops buried prisoners alive and abused female prisoners by shackling them for hours in the sun and firing over their heads as they bathed. Saddam and his six co-defendants are on trial for offenses allegedly committed against Iraqi Kurds during a crackdown in the late 1980s. If convicted, the defendants could be sentenced to death by hanging. One woman, who testified behind a curtain and whose name was withheld, apparently for fear of reprisal, told the court she was 13 years old when she was detained during the crackdown. The woman said Iraqi troops destroyed her village in northern Iraq in 1988 and that she and some family members were imprisoned in southern Iraq. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsA prison warden she identified as Hajaj “used to drag women, their hands and feet shackled, and leave them in scorching sun for several hours,” she told the court. “Soldiers used to watch us bathe,” she added, saying the guards would also fire weapons over the women’s heads as they washed. The woman said several relatives disappeared during the offensive. “I know the fate of my family (members). They were buried alive,” she testified. The prosecution presented the court with documents showing that remains of the women’s relatives turned up in a mass grave. last_img read more