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  • Mourinho can scoop £2MILLION bonus if he leads Tottenham into Prem top four

    first_imgJOSE MOURINHO will pocket a £2million bonus if he guides Tottenham into the top four.The new Spurs boss has signed a staggering £15million-a-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.2 Jose Mourinho was appointed less than 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was axedCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham are 11 points adrift of the top four after dropping to 14th in the Premier League table.They have won just three times in 12 attempts ahead of The Special One’s first game against West Ham on Saturday.Mourinho has a tough task on his hands, but will rake in a juicy bonus if his team end this season in a Champions League spot.The Portuguese manager has claimed the north London club can win the title next season.Speaking about the upcoming challenge at his first press conference, he said: “I couldn’t be happier.”In relation to the difficulty of the job ahead, every time a club changes mid-season it is because the situation is not good, that is obvious, unless something strange happened we don’t know about.”Basically the results sometimes force these decisions.”The potential of the club is huge.”The potential of the players is great, I am so happy that was one of the reasons I came because of the vision that Mr Levy put in front of me about the club and the quality of the players and squad. “I know potentially I have a great job in my hands.”In a bid to boost his new club’s chances of finishing in the top four, Mourinho is considering a January move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.And the ex-Chelsea chief has also set his sights on Nemanja Matic, Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)2New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he wears the club pyjamas to bedlast_img read more

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  • Marum: It’s back to the drawing board

    first_imgWhile Marum was pleased with yesterday’s narrow 18-16 win, he said the team still struggled through patches of the game.“We knew it was going to be a really tough one playing against the premiers from last year.“The Jets really played well all throughout the game. The Jets play a different style of football and we were prepared for that.“But there were some stages in the game where we just made too many errors that allowed them back in the game. But I’m still happy with the result we had,” said Marum.He added that it’s back to the drawing board for the team to prepare for their toughest game yet against the competition leaders – the Burleigh Bears.“We are awaiting medical reports but right now, there are no serious injuries except to Adam Korave,” said Marum.“We have to see where we can improve and make sure we don’t get off to a bad start like what we did against the Jets.“Our boys in the middle lacked off a bit and we struggled to get back to sets so we have to fix that,” said Marum.last_img read more

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  • Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop

    first_imgThe cream of the PBA dead shots and dunk artists are all set to wow the crowd on Friday at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Philippines prevailed versus the Luzon All Stars in Lucena last year.The Batangas All-Star spectacle starts at 4 p.m. with the holding of the keenly awaited Obstacle Challenge, the Three-Point Shootout and the slam-dunk competition, in that order.Former MVP Asi Taulava leads the big men in the Obstacle Challenge.Sonny Thoss, Raymond Aguilar, JP Erram, Kelly Nabong, Russell Escoto, Ken Bono, Justin Chua, Aldrech Ramos, Beau Belga, Gabby Espinas and Yousef Taha are also entered in one of the highlight events in this PBA midseason classic presented by Phoenix Fuel with Phoenix Pulse Technology.Meanwhile, titleholder Allein Maliksi and former champs Terrence Romeo and James Yap will shoot for the three-point crown.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Mindanao side turns back Gilas in PBA All-Star first leg Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Also in store for the fans in Batangas is a rare moment where PBA big men take part in the Obstacle Challenge—a skills event usually reserved for the smaller, quicker guys.These skills showpieces usher in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star series, pitting the Smart National Team versus the PBA Luzon All Stars.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe All-Star Game is set at 7 p.m. where coach Leo Austria has at his disposal Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Jason Castro, Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Ian Sangalang and Raymond Almazan as they challenge the national squad gearing up for the third window of the Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Donning the Smart Team Philippines jersey in Batangas are June Mar Fajardo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Terrence Romeo, Gabe Norwood, Jio Jalalon and Kiefer Ravena. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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  • Guyanese gunned down in Trinidad

    first_imgOne man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting incident in San Fernando on Monday.The dead man was identified as Guyanese Kemraj Persad, 30, a construction worker, of Hummingbird Avenue, Duncan Village.Eyewitnesses said Persad, another man identified as Sean Boodoo, and the shooter were having drinks and liming at an apartment when an argument broke out and the suspect shot the two men.Dead: Kemraj PersadBoodoo, who also lived at the same apartment, was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition in San Fernando General Hospital last night.A villager said he heard three explosions and thought it was fire crackers. He said he saw a man running up the road with blood on his chest.Police said the shooter escaped in a car.Residents said the men have been renting the apartment for over a year. Another tenant, Kumar Shivprashad, pleaded for financial help to send Persad’s body back to Guyana as he came from a poor family.ASP Rawle Ramdeo, Insp Don Gajadhar, PC Doray and other officers of the San Fernando CID Task Force and Homicide Bureau visited the scene.So far 149 people have been killed for this year. (Trinidad Guardian)last_img read more

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  • $58 million hospital overhaul

    first_imgThe hospital is also upgrading its computer system. Physicians will be able to download patient data to hand-held computers and digitally transmit images and medical records. The emergency room project will reduce waiting times for patients and increase the hospital’s ability to provide emergency care in the event of a major disaster, officials said. “Our current patient volume in the emergency department is 50 percent more than what the department was originally designed for,” said Julie Shores, director of emergency services. After the patient-care tower opens, officials plan to raze parts of the old hospital, which opened in 1965 at a cost of $850,000. Those areas will be rebuilt, along with a new lobby, chapel and gift shop. A new office complex also will be built nearby. Simi Valley Hospital last week received a patient satisfaction score of 60, well below the statewide average of 79, in a survey posted by www.CalHospitalCompare.org, a hospital assessment resource funded by the nonprofit CaliforniaHealthCare Foundation and the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce. Irish, who was hired in October 2005, said he has been working with hospital staff to make improvements in all areas and expects Simi Valley Hospital’s score to go up. Irish said the emergency room and patient-care tower expansions will help achieve the hospital’s goals. “We are seeing improvements as part of our ongoing development programs,” he said. “We’ve got a ways to go yet, and we’re getting there.” Irish said one major emphasis at the hospital is staff education to improve customer service. “We want to gear up for this new hospital with outstanding customer service. That is a major emphasis right now.” “We’re not only designing new programs and improving facilities, but we’re improving the aesthetics. We’re developing an outdoor food court in addition to our cafeteria. We’re developing another healing garden. Our new lobby will have the sense of coming not into a hospital but a hotel.” “Our goal is to make a visit to the emergency department as comfortable as possible for our patients and guests,” he said. The first phase of the emergency room project expected to be finished before summer include new cabinetry, carpeting, floor tile, and lobby furniture. Phase two of the project will include a fast-track system for relatively minor injuries and medical problems, including sore throats, sprains and minor cuts. The patient-care tower construction, which was initially expected to cost about $35 million, now has a price tag estimated at $58 million, partly because of construction changes required by the state and partly because equipment and furnishings are now being included in the estimates, along with remodeling of some older parts of the hospital, officials said. The funding is coming from a $16 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant and the remainder from Adventist Health, which owns the hospital. The Simi Valley Hospital Foundation is also contributing to funding for the patient-care tower and other hospital improvements. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Aiming to serve a population that has soared from 8,000 to 123,000 over the last four decades, Simi Valley Hospital is completing a $58 million renovation that officials say will carry the Sycamore Drive facility well into the 21st century. The project includes construction of a four-story, 146,000-square-foot patient-care tower, as well as an expansion and overhaul of the emergency room. “For all intents and purposes, it’s a brand-new hospital,” said Greg Stratton, a former Simi Valley mayor and school board member who sits on the strategic planning committee of the hospital board. “The new hospital will meet the state’s earthquake safety standards and have the latest and greatest technology,” Stratton said. “This hospital will be prepared for the 21st century. We’re looking forward to the grand opening.” The new tower, which builders expect to open late this year or early next year, will have 144 patient rooms – all of them private – eight labor-and-delivery rooms and eight neonatal intensive-care beds. The intensive-care unit will be expanded from 11 to 24 beds. Upon the opening of the new patient-care tower, the emergency room will be doubled in size. “We’re in the process of rebuilding the whole thing,” said Gary Irish, the hospital’s president and CEO. Irish said when all the work is completed the hospital will be more attractive, more upscale and more comfortable. “We’re tying into the theme that is going on in the entire community, with improvements like the Simi Valley Town Center,” Irish said. “I think it will be an entirely different feel for everyone.” last_img read more

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  • Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, September 24

    first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are stepping up their efforts to sign England winger Raheem Sterling, 19, next summer as a new Liverpool deal fails to materialise. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are preparing a £35m bid for Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27. (Daily Star) United are also lining up a return for Barcelona and Spain centre-back Gerard Pique, 27, in January. (Daily Express) Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid will make another attempt to sign Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 29, in January. (London Evening Standard) Manchester United and Arsenal target Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar, 29, has told Aston Villa he is finally ready to start contract negotiations. (Daily Mirror) Everton insist midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is not for sale amid fresh rumours Manchester City have made him a £30m summer transfer target. (Liverpool Echo) Argentina and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 27, has dismissed suggestions that he turned down a summer move to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News) Midfielder James Milner, 28, has reiterated he will only commit his future to Manchester City if he is getting enough match time. (Daily Mirror) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Pearce tells Barkley to ‘sit tight’ at Everton but admits £50m bid will see him join Man CityEverton’s hopes of re-signing Barcelona starlet receive further boostArsenal transfer news: PSG ready to sell starlet to GunnersArsenal and Tottenham transfer talk quashed as Lazio star pens new dealPSG and Bayern Munich join Arsenal and Chelsea in fight for Spanish starletEverton and Leicester set sights on Galatasaray starlast_img read more

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  • Aubameyang, Lacazette double act offers hope for Arsenal

    first_imgThe Gunners began with defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea before getting the better of West Ham and then Cardiff.The first two fixtures saw Emery begin with Gabon star Aubameyang as his starting striker and French forward Lacazette come on in the second half, at the expense of a midfielder.It was a similar story against West Ham in Arsenal’s third match.Lacazette came on for Alex Iwobi at half-time but with a much more tangible result: Arsenal looked far more potent with the Frenchman on the pitch and went on to seal a 3-1 victory — Emery’s first as Gunners boss.Both forwards started in the 3-2 win at Cardiff before the international break, forming a lively double act to grab their first goals of the season.Lacazette’s 81st-minute strike proved decisive in Arsenal’s second victory under Emery.So will the pair continue at St James’ Park on Saturday?Emery, who played Lacazette as the main striker and pushed Aubameyang to the left at Cardiff, is unlikely to go fully retro with a 4-4-2 formation but gave no indication that he intended to bench one of his superstar forwards.“I am very happy with the last two victories in the Premier League and also with the performances,” he said when asked if both might start.“I want to push every player to be okay to help the team if for one minute, 30 minutes or half time or 90 minutes.”– No panic –A fully-functioning Lacazette-Aubameyang partnership is clearly bad news for Danny Welbeck though.The former Manchester United striker is one of an increasing number of England internationals whose minutes on the pitch at club level are diminishing alarmingly.Welbeck came off the bench for the final 25 minutes against West Ham and scored a game-clinching third goal but was rewarded with just the last six minutes at Cardiff.He can’t have enjoyed his international break too much either.First Welbeck saw a goal in Saturday’s home loss to Spain harshly ruled out in stoppage time just seconds after coming on.Welbeck followed that up with a lacklustre first hour as a starter in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland on Tuesday and knows he will be back on the bench at best once again this weekend.Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has rather different problems going into the Arsenal match, but insists there is no need to panic despite a winless start that has deposited the Magpies in the relegation zone.Just a single point has been garnered from four Premier League games in addition to a League Cup exit against second tier Nottingham Forest, but the Spaniard is remaining calm ahead of the Gunners’ visit.“When the fixtures came out the reality was that we knew they were very difficult and that our start could be something like this,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates at Cardiff © AFP / Geoff CADDICKNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Unai Emery is set to unleash Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Newcastle on Saturday as the Arsenal manager looks to maintain his side’s free-scoring revival.The Premier League season may be only a few weeks old, but Emery is beginning to get his feet under the table at the Emirates Stadium after succeeding Arsene Wenger.last_img read more

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  • Teen drivers monitored with video cameras

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Traffic crashes are by far the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers, with a fatality rate four times higher than drivers age 25-69. A total of 5,288 teens died in traffic collisions in 2005, and more than 7,000 were driving cars involved in fatal crashes. Insurance companies can benefit significantly if the initiatives catch on, according to Craig Weber, senior insurance analyst with research and consulting firm Celent. “It’s a unique opportunity for them to help change behavior, which will help them drive down rates, which will make customers happy,” said Weber. Even if rates don’t drop, he added, “it’s a huge win in building customer loyalty and generating positive P.R.” One of the programs – Safeco Corp.’s Teensurance – just announced premium discounts of up to 15 percent for its customers who participate. Others are likely to follow suit. Under Teen Safe Driver, a camera records audio and video images of both the road and the driver when motion sensors detect swerving, hard braking, sudden acceleration or a collision. The footage goes to an analysis center where it is graded for riskiness and sent on to parents with comments and coaching tips. Teen drivers have mixed feelings about the technology; one in 20 even cover the camera after it is first installed, according to program officials. “It’s great that you can see what you did wrong,” said Anna. “But it kind of feels like a parent is in your space, especially when you get yelled at if you do something wrong.” She has been part of a pilot program at her high school for the past year. She usually sits down with her father, a police officer, to review the incidents – and explain why she was driving with a cell phone to her ear. Her mom, Bette Kinderman, views the system as a great tool for parents. “I’d rather be able to talk to her about an issue before there’s an accident,” she said. She downplayed concerns about privacy: “To me, my kids haven’t earned their privacy in a car yet. Being in a car is so dangerous.” While the early data is limited, Madison-based American Family says teen drivers participating in the program have had significantly fewer crashes and injury accidents than would have been expected based on national driving statistics. It also says driving-risk scores measured in the recordings analyzed drop an average 80 percent during the first 16 weeks. Rusty Weiss of DriveCam Inc., the San Diego-based company that developed the technology, said the video captures more inattentive mistakes than aggressive-driving ones; for example, teens talking on their cell phones, listening to iPods or heeding friends’ advice to run yellow lights. Private details and conversations are not shared with parents, he said, nor are individual incidents or video clips given to American Family. “Our program is really about providing a bridge between parents supervising teenage drivers in their vehicle and being out there on their own,” Weiss said. Privacy-wise, the key is that the program is voluntary, said Joan Claybrook, president of the nonprofit group Public Citizen, which advocates for safer roads. “I think it’s very important for teenagers to get some feedback at a time when they’re new to driving,” she said. “As long as they’re fully informed of the potential uses of it and the parents are fully informed of it and they decide to do it anyway, then that’s fine.” Other programs aim to accomplish similar goals using global positioning systems technology. Guy Thompson of Lake Oswego, Ore., gets an automated text message whenever his 16-year-old daughter Maggie drives her car more than five miles from home or exceeds 55 mph, limits he set to trigger alerts under the Teensurance plan. He also can monitor the location of her car online, or even set the device to notify him if the car arrives at a specified address. Thompson says the extra information eases his concerns when Maggie is out and has made her more forthcoming about her whereabouts. Maggie said she’s become a more conscientious driver because she knows that if she speeds, the device – and her dad – will hold her accountable. “I think it’s generally a good thing,” she said, “as long as you have a trusting relationship and you’re honest. And if you don’t, maybe it’s a step in the right direction.” Customers of Seattle-based Safeco pay an additional $14.99 a month for two years for the program. While Safeco agents suggested that initial interest in the program was tepid, spokesman Matt Gertmenian characterizes nationwide sales as good so far. The main goal, he said, is to get teens to think and talk more about driving safety. “We’re trying to have them drive the way they do when Mom and Dad are in the car with them,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – When 17-year-old Anna Kinderman takes a turn too fast in her parents’ sedan or jams the brakes too hard, she apologizes aloud even when no one else is in the car. “Sorry, Dad,” she says, looking up at the camera mounted on the rear-view mirror. Mom and Dad will see the incident on video soon enough, after all. Several U.S. auto insurers have begun offering in-car cameras or global positioning equipment to help parents monitor their teenagers’ driving behavior, hoping to reduce the alarming number of crashes involving young new motorists. Industry experts say it’s too soon to gauge the effectiveness of programs like American Family Insurance Co.’s Teen Safe Driver, used by the Kindermans in Madison, Wis. But the case for needing to improve highway safety for teens is compelling. last_img read more

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  • ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC NOTES

    first_imgRosses ACCongratulations to all athletes who travelled to Tullamore last weekend for the All Irelands.There was some excellent performances and results with Nicole Boyle finishing 5th in the u-16 girls long jump with a personal best of 4.86, Amy Hanna who was 7th in the girls u-14 long jump with a personal best of 4.46, Ailbhe O’Donnell who was 8th in the girls u14 long jump with 4.43, Bridget McDyer who was 8th in the javelin while there was good performances and personal bests for Mia McDevitt, Ultan Boyle and Caoimhe Boyle. Well done to Derek Gillespie who won the High Jump at the recent Donegal Mens T&F Championships. Please note there will be a bag pack on Saturday 4th August in Super Value and need all help from club members parents and children.Upcoming local races to watch for are the Burtonport 5k on Tuesday 24th July and Dungloe 5k on Tuesday 31st July. ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: July 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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  • 250 backpacks of gifts donated to reservation

    first_imgMembers of the Pierce College Pre-Veterinary Club delivered 250 backpacks stuffed with toys, clothes and other gifts recently to children on Indian reservations in North Dakota as part of efforts by the nonprofit Walking Shield American Indian Society. As part of the society’s efforts, children who promise to stay in school from September through Christmas earn the gifts, said Leland Shapiro, director of Pierce’s Pre-Veterinary Science Program and club adviser. Students in Pierce’s Child Development Center, Dance Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society and others also contributed to this year’s donations. Walking Shield has been helping American Indians on reservations with housing, infrastructure development, health care and humanitarian aid since 1986. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez and the CSUN Center for Community Service-Learning gave 45 CSUN students, faculty members and community partners certificates honoring their participation in Project S.H.I.N.E. (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders). The nationwide program helps older immigrants and refugees learn English and the U.S. citizenship process, partnering with community colleges, universities and community-based organizations. CSUN students have tutored the elderly across the San Fernando Valley for the past two years. Free citizenship and English as a Second Language classes will be offered by the project at more than 20 locations throughout the San Fernando Valley beginning in the spring. For information, call (818) 677-7395. Twelve eighth-graders from Sierra Canyon Middle School in Chatsworth won the recent city championship in the Los Angeles County Mock Trial competition. They are: Jordan Cohen, Samantha D’Ambola, Robert Daniluk, Bridget Golob, Henry Grunzweig, A.J. Howard, Kyle Lam, Paige Negoro, Daphne Pariser, Maxx Rifkin, Warren Sayles and Aeriel Scott. Submit Community Column items to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200 Woodland Hills 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; or e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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

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