Emotional Jose Mourinho thanks Chelsea fans after Kiev win

first_img “But it’s not comparable to today. Today comes in a moment where the results are not good. It comes in a moment where you are asking for my “end”. The fans read newspapers. They watch TV. “Today they tried to say: ‘We want you here’. And, probably, they want to say: ‘All of you, let him work. We want him. Let him work’. CET “I think, from a mental point of view, it was important to provide a reaction to a negative moment.” “With Chelsea, I think this is my moment. It was amazing. The club should be proud of their fans. I can only thank them by giving everything I have, to thank them for this reaction. “I was always impressed when I saw Liverpool at Anfield, when we beat them 4-1 and, in the last 10 minutes, Anfield was singing for that team. I was impressed,” said Mourinho. “They listen to pundits, commentators, opinions, read blogs, and this was quite unbelievable what they tried to say today. “The moment, I come back to the club and we played the first match at home against Hull City, the way the stadium welcomed me was amazing.center_img The Blues beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 and the club’s supporters chanted his name during the game. An emotional Jose Mourinho thanked Chelsea fans for supporting him at Stamford Bridge. “In good moments you see the street full of people celebrating in a buzz. It’s easy for kids to go to school in a Chelsea shirt when Chelsea win every match. Sport EN “It’s not easy for 11 or 12-year-old kids to go to school with a Chelsea shirt when Chelsea are losing matches, when probably they are bullied by other kids whose teams are winning. 05/11/2015 at 02:43 last_img read more

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Vision for the future

first_imgThe state’s only school for blind and vision impaired people will officially open next Friday in Berwick. The ribbon cutting…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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An Spideal hoping to keep dream alive on Sunday

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/3n76s8/DONAL_O_FAHARTA_AN_SPIDEAL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.. An Spideal’s road to the All Ireland semi-final:An Spideal 1-14 Michael Breathnach 0-11 (Galway IFC Group 2)An Spideal 3-11 Oughterard 0-10 (Galway IFC Group 2)An Spideal 2-16 St.Brendans 0-8 (Galway IFC Group 2)An Spideal 2-13 Menlough 0-8 (Galway IFC Quarter Final)An Spideal 1-10 Headford 0-9 (Galway IFC Semi-Final)An Spideal 0-11 Michael Breathnach 0-11 (Galway IFC Final)An Spideal 1-13 Michael Breathnach 1-11 ( Galway IFC Final Replay) An Spideal 0-13 Belmullet 0-9 (Connacht Semi-Final) An Spideal 1-14 Fuerty 0-16 (Connacht Final) The fairytale story of Galway and Connacht Intermediate football champions An Spideal continues on Sunday when the Gaeltacht side take on Ulster champions Naomh Eanna from Belfast in the All Ireland Intermediate football semi final in Pairc Tailteann, Navan (2pm). The prize for the winners is huge, a place in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on Feb 9th against Two Mile House from Kildare or Kilcummin from Kerry. For An Spideal, it will be the 10th game of an extraordinary campaign which included a county final replay against near neighbours Micheal Breathnach and further giant killing acts of heroism in the Connacht semi final against much fancied Belmullet and in the provincial final against Roscommon champions Fuerty. An Spideal’s Donal O’Fathartha told John Mulligan he is happy with preparations for Sunday’s game…center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Sport Shorts

first_imgThe Shore chapter of the NJSIAA Track and Field Officials Association offers opportunities for Monmouth and Ocean County residents to become certified officials. Kathy and Michael Ulrich will direct the Monmouth County course at Red Bank Catholic High School. Call (732) 741-1381 to find out the exact meeting night and room for the course. All candidates must bring $5 the first night for the rule book and two reference letters as to why he/she would be a good official. The next regular meeting of the Shore chapter is Jan. 24 at Holmdel High School. The annual breakfast/mandatory rules interpretation/awards gathering will be held March 3 at the Quality Inn on Route 37 west, Toms River. Camp Director Kevin Boyle, head coach of the nationally ranked St. Patrick Celtics of Elizabeth, is accepting registrations for the summer 2001 Kevin Boyle Basketball Camp. The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-15 and will be held at A.L. Johnson High School in Clark (Exit 135 off the Garden State Parkway). The camp will have four sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (early dropoff available). Session one will run from June 25-29; session two July 16-20; session three July 30-Aug. 3; and session four Aug. 13-17. This popular camp has added another session this summer due to last summer’s sell-out. For more information on the camp, call Kelly Boyle at (732) 574-9733. Early registration is strongly suggested. Boyle’s camp has gained national reputation for its instruction, competition and special guest speakers. Last year, guest speakers included three Seton Hall players (Eddie Griffin, Andre Barrett and Marcus Toney-El), as well as Villanova Head Coach Steve Lapis and Seton Hall’s Tommy Amaker. St. Joseph’s boys baseball and girls softball, Keyport, will be holding a registration for the 2001 season on Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym lobby for boys, ages 5-12. For more information, call (732) 739-4503. Middletown Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball League will be accepting registrations for their 2001 season for ages 5-18. Registrations will be taken at the Middletown Library (New Monmouth Road) on Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Jan. 13 and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registrations will also be taken at the Middletown Babe Ruth Clubhouse on Jan. 6, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 495-6608. The New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association is seeking interested candidates to become high school boys’ lacrosse officials. Prior playing experience is not required. For more information, contact Bill Long at (609) 688-5500, ext. 2251.last_img read more

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Jesus double gives Man City much-needed win at Burnley

first_imgManchester City’s Gabriel Jesus struck twice and Rodri scored a screamer in a confident 4-1 win at Burnley on Tuesday as the champions showed signs they may be able to keep the Premier League title race alive.The victory brings Pep Guardiola’s side, who had drawn at Newcastle United on Saturday, back within eight points of leaders Liverpool ahead of the Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield on Wednesday.Jesus, who had an early effort ruled offside, eased City’s nerves with a beautiful curling shot into the far corner in the 24th minute after a swift exchange of passes ending with David Silva threading the ball to the Brazilian.Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva created the second for Jesus five minutes after the break with a cross to the back post which the striker, who had not scored in his previous 10 games for club and country, met with a clinical finish.The outcome, never truly in doubt, was assured in the 68th minute when a blocked shot from David Silva fell to Rodri on the edge of the box and the Spanish midfielder blasted a thundering, unstoppable drive past goalkeeper Nick Pope to make it 3-0.City substitute Riyad Mahrez made it four, three minutes from the end, with a low shot from the edge of the box but Guardiola will be disappointed that his team allowed Robbie Brady a late consolation goal for the home side.last_img read more

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The Cavite-born GM’s sad loyalty gambit has become almost irrelevant, thanks to his mercurial rise

first_imgAs fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Indeed, 2016 is a banner year for So, an avid social-media citizen who now spends more time reading books of chess greats like Garry Kasparov and Jose Raul Capablanca when preparing for tournaments.The recipient of the 2016 (Frank) Samford (Jr.) Chess Fellowship and the $42,000 annual endowment that goes with it, So emerged Board 3 gold medalist in last September’s 42nd Chess Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan, pushing the US to the team title at the expense of Ukraine.While he relishes the US triumph in the Olympiad, So says his Grand Chess Tour victory means more to his career.“This is definitely my best achievement ever,” says So, who quit his studies at Webster University, where he was a chess scholar under former women’s world champion Susan Polgar, to turn pro in 2014.After bolting the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), which he represented in four Olympiads (2006 Turin, 2008 Dresden, 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk and 2012 Istanbul), So made a stunning decision to switch to the US Chess Federation a year later.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PSL braces for busy ’17 season Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Pitted against the world’s best in Kensington, London, So notched an unbeatable 6.0 points on three wins and six draws to top the tournament and clinch the overall title in the elite, four-leg, country-hopping 2016 Grand Chess Tour.Earlier in St. Louis, Missouri, So scord 5.5 points and likewise bested the field in the Dinquefield Cup. Each victory was worth $75,000 (P3.72 million).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliCounting his fourth-place finish in the Paris leg and runner-up effort in Leuven, Belgium, the Cavite-born So amassed a total of 36.0 points, well clear of fellow United States Olympic team stalwarts Hikaru Nakamura, who placed second with 24.5, and Fabiano Caruana (23.75) in the chase for the series’ $100,000 bonus prize.Inclusive of his leg prizes, So bagged a total of $295,000, almost 20 times bigger than the $15,000 he earned in the 2015 edition, where he played only once in four legs—in the Sinquefield Cup—and ended up dead last. As he sustains his climb to the top, there’s little doubt among his peers that the world title is now within So’s reach.Local chess fans mesmerized by his brilliance may have been initially offended by So’s shift to US affiliation. In all likelihood, though, they will eventually forgive him if only to show their appreciation for his roots. He’s a Filipino by birth and Filipino blood flows through his veins.As So himself posted on Dec. 23 on Flickr: “Proud to be a  Filipino-American!”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND His loyalty shift wouldn’t have happened in the first place. Disappointed that he was already receiving meager support from the government, So was denied cash incentives by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) after the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) refused to recognize his gold-medal feat in the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Russia.Politics was to blame for it. The country’s delegation in the Universiade was put together by Graham Lim, the former secretary general of the national basketball federation whom the POC had blacklisted.But So didn’t totally cut his ties with Philippine chess. During the 2014 Tromso Olympiad in Norway, he had dinner with members of the national team and NCFP president Rep. Prospero “Butch” Pichay.For now, though, So would rather focus on his career. Almost everyone in the elite circle of the world’s super GMs concedes he’s in a zone and that his rise in the world rankings—he moved up to fourth this month with an Elo rating of 2807.8 behind world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway (Elo 2840), Caruana (Elo 2827.5) and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia (Elo 2820)—is nothing short of meteoric.While So appeared calm and stoic during his London matches, he admits he was actually fidgety battling the stellar opposition, collectively one of the strongest in history, Elo-wise.“I give total respect to my opponents because they are the greatest chess players in the world and this win was not easy,” he says on his Facebook account. “I had to focus like crazy to be able to sit across from (The Netherlands’ Anish) Giri, Caruana, Kramnik, (India’s Viswanathan) Anand, (Bulgaria’s Veselin) Topalov, (France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) MVL, (Armenia’s Levon) Aronian, (Britain’s Michael) Adams and Nakamura. My heart was pounding pretty hard most of the time.”Following his conquest of Adams in the second round of the London Classic that shoved him past the Elo 2800 barrier for the first time, So, a devout Christian like Manny Pacquiao, posted: “I shouldn’t be on the Internet right now. Supposed to be working on my match for tomorrow but I wanted to publicly praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today I passed the 2800 chess rating barrier and for most of my life I never even imagined a small fish like me could ever do that. Thank you, Lord, for such kindness to me. I know that alone I can’t account for this success. Without You I am nothing.”Now, of course, So is The Big Thing. He is only the 12th player in history to breach the 2800 mark. His December rating (2807.8) is the 11th all-time best and he’s now a legitimate threat to Carlsen’s long reign.Even Kasparov, one of the greatest players of all time, and Anand, India’s five-time world champion who actually lived and played chess in Manila during his teens, have taken notice.Kasparov says So shows great consistency and is still improving; a “totally impressed” Anand praises So’s “effortless” and “easy” play this year. We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Wesley So. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOGrandmaster at 14. Check.National champion at 15. Check.Breaks the 2600 Elo rating at 16. Check.Surpasses 2700 at 20. Check.Crashes the world’s top 10 at 22. Check.Breaches 2800 at 23. Check.For all intents and purposes, Wesley So is right on track for a world championship title. And, gauging by his dazzling performances in last week’s London Chess Classic and the Sinquefield Cup in August, becoming the king of chess may happen before the decade ends.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Fifa seat for nonong

first_imgEx-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is poised to land a seat in the powerful International Football Federation (Fifa) Council following the decision of Kuwaiti official Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah to withdraw from the election.Araneta confirmed earlier reports that Sheikh Ahmad has also resigned from the Fifa council after he was linked to a fraud case involving Richard Lai, the Fifa official who was banned for bribery.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Araneta, Zhang Jian of China and Mong Gyu Chung of South Korea can secure the three council seats for Asia if they get majority votes from the 46-member AFC during its congress on Sunday in Bahrain.“Its only a matter of formality,” said Araneta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Gilas five still raw on defense, says Chot Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

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Granger’s explicitly chilling, frightening promise to restore Burnham’s legacy

first_imgLike a majority of Guyanese, I am frustrated, livid and frightened by explicit promises being made by leaders of the People’s National Congress (PNC) to PNC supporters to restore the legacy of Forbes Burnham – the legacy of usurping and keeping power through rigged elections and dictatorship. This week, President David Granger gave his clearest, most unambiguous, most explicit promise that his mission is to carry on from where Forbes Burnham left off in 1985.He does not disguise his contempt for Desmond Hoyte. He speaks of Burnham as God. In a PNC conference for North American supporters this week, he gave the clearest declaration that, like Burnham, he knows how to stay in power. Burnham stayed in power for more than 20 years, not by winning elections, but by blatantly rigging elections. Granger is now openly, explicitly connecting the dots for PNC activists and supporters – he and the PNC are determined that Guyana return to the Guyana of 1968 to 1992; not a Guyana of prosperity, but of rigged elections. Power matters, not prosperity.He makes it clear that his mission is to ensure the PNC never gives up power and that the only way to do so is to adhere totally to the rigging legacy of his hero. His words are chilling and horrifying: “You have to ask yourself how the PNC gained office in 1964. Ask how the PNC remained in office and what it did to do so. Ask yourself how the PNC regained office in 2015 and ask yourself how would the PNC retain office in 2020”. This is as explicit as anyone could be. There is no room for misinterpretation. Everyone of the PNC activists knows exactly what he was speaking of.Unfortunately, we know too. We know that the PNC gained power in 1964 after years of violence and making governing impossible in Guyana in the early 1960s. We know that in spite of creating greater levels of poverty, destruction of Guyana’s economy, they stayed in power by massive rigging of elections. We know that they regained power in 2015 by promoting years of crime and violence through a strategy of “slow fyah, mo fyah” to make Guyana ungovernable. We know they have hijacked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to rig the 2020 elections. This makes people angry, mad and frightened. Too many people still remember the horrifying and dehumanising experiences of the period 1964 to 1992. Not only did people live in a punishing dictatorship, many were physically and mentally maimed for life and many lost their lives.But notice that in speaking directly to the PNC North American Conference, he spoke of the PNC, not the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC). This too was an explicit declaration – the AFC and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) were used, just as the United Force (UF) was used in 1964. Having gained power with the support of the WPA and AFC in promoting violence and mayhem in Guyana, both the WPA and the AFC are now materially dead, just like the UF after 1968. Just like the leaders of the UF were usurped into the PNC, so now the WPA and the AFC have been totally immersed into the PNC. Granger and others now rarely talk about APNU/AFC. They have returned totally to the PNC brand. Clive Thomas, Rupert Roopnaraine, Raphael Trotman, Moses Nagamootoo and Khemraj Ramjattan have become nothing less than card-carrying PNC sycophants.Granger announced James Patterson’s appointment as Chairman of GECOM before he went to the North American PNC supporters. This was strategic – he wanted to show them that he has done what Burnham did – fully hijacking GECOM, transforming it to a loyal PNC creature, just as Justice Bollers and the Elections Commission were after 1968 and until 1992. But as much as Guyanese are dismayed and frightened, Guyanese have no intention to allow Guyana to return to those humiliating and dehumanising years. The Guyanese people are united to fight the PNC. We will stand strong and ensure that GECOM cannot rig the 2020 elections.last_img read more

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Is City Council beyond redemption?

first_imgDear Editor,Is the Georgetown City Council beyond redemption? How much longer must the citizens of our capital city be subjected to the daily vicissitudes of City Hall? There is hardly a day that passes by without one learning of some outrageous, egregious and extremely corrupt activity being exposed. One can only imagine how much else goes on there without detection.We have just learnt that the Town Clerk of Georgetown has granted permission for a vendor to construct a two-storey building in the Stabroek Market Bazaar, without the knowledge or consent of the markets and Public Health Committee of the Council, without the knowledge and consent of the full Council, and without the permission and consent of the National Trust. This building and its environs is a heritage site. This is just another bizarre episode in a string of uncanny occurrences ongoing at City Hall for the last two and a half years.The Town Clerk of Georgetown, is above the laws of the land, in fact he would seem to be the law, as none of his predecessors were able to get away with a fraction of what he has.He has stumbled from one fiasco to the next, to the next in an unending series of debacles, whether it was the unlawful parking meter initiative, or the Bel Air Park, Lamaha Gardens and Subryanville playgrounds, to the garbage contractors crises, to the Abattoir hydraulic pump and stun gun predicaments, to a juvenile rape, to the unsavory treatment of vendors, to the Kitty Market and Stabroek Market Wharf calamities, to the Merriman’s Mall scandal and the list goes on and on.Why is it that dozens of Commissions of Inquiries are being held at various entities in the country and not at the Georgetown City Council which is fraught with corruption, scandals, exploitation, venality, and vice.Sincerely,Nadine Jerricklast_img read more

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Snowfall warning continues for B.C. South Peace

first_img This frontal system is also bringing freezing rain along highway 97 south of Prince George to Quesnel. The freezing rain will end this morning. Additional 10 to 20 centimetres of snow by Friday morning. This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. 4:39 AM PDT Thursday 14 March 2013 Snowfall warning for B.C. South Peace River continuedcenter_img A moist Pacific frontal system will combine with a stationary Arctic front to produce a swath of heavy snow across the Central B.C. interior and the Southern B.C. Peace. Further snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are forecast by Friday morning with the highest snowfall accumulations expected in the higher elevations of the McGregor region and over the eastern slopes of the Rockies. Tweet your severe weather observations to #bcstorm. Be sure to include your location.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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