20 Jan
2020

KO title, return of players boost Portmore

first_imgPortmore United’s head coach Jeffrey Hewitt said they are elated to have won their first title of the season after beating Bodles FC 2-0 to win the St Catherine Happy Sutherland Knockout football competition. Hewitt dedicated the victory to the club’s long-serving chairman, Herman Ming, and his family and noted that now that their injured players have recovered, their form should improve in the Red Stripe Premier League. “It’s the first title for the season and we are very happy to have got it, and I want to say thanks to all who have been supporting us, especially the Ming family, and this victory is dedicated to them,” said Hewitt, whose team won Sunday’s title match at Spanish Town Prison Oval courtesy of Tremaine Stewart’s double in the 34th and 69th minutes of a largely one-sided contest. WELCOME WIN It was welcome relief for Portmore, which had lost three consecutive matches in the Red Stripe Premier League. Hewitt said injuries were partially to blame for those setbacks. “There have been some injuries, so we had about four players who have not played in over six games … . [Injuries] have been contributing to our performances over the last few matches. But we are Portmore United, and whoever we put on the pitch must be ready to play, but we are just glad that we got our [injured] players back and we are just getting ready for the next round [of games],” he said. In Sunday’s parish knockout decider, Portmore controlled the match but found it difficult to score, even though they created a number of openings. Hewitt insists they must improve if they are aiming to win more trophies this season. “I thought the Bodles team was really organised; they must have had some quality to reach the final. They knew us and it was evident that they did their homework. They did not allow us to play our free-flowing football, but we eventually broke through and got two goals. “But I thought we could have done much better in front of goal and separate ourselves with a bigger margin. We created numerous chances, but we were unable to convert most of those. We got two goals and we are thankful, but still we have a lot of work to do in front of goal, and if we can convert half of the chances we create in the Premier League and domestic competition, we will be a force to reckon with,” he said. Bodles’ coach Lenworth Gordon said they were outclassed, but gave up ‘soft’ goals. “We went up against a good,-quality Portmore team, but gave away two soft goals and that was very hard to come back from because they didn’t give us any room to play, and they have quicker players,” he commented.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

‘Fake’ Degree Granting Institution Exposed

first_imgIn an effort to streamline (update, reorganize) Liberia’s post-war ‘messy education’ sector, the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) has embarked on a vigorous exercise by inspecting the sector’s higher divisions across the country.During one of their routine exercises on Monday, NCHE deputy director-general, Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn, and the Commission’s director for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), S. Reginald Mehnpaine, uncovered what was observed as an established ‘fake degree granting institution’ in the country.Interestingly, the ‘fake university’ is being administered by one ‘Dr.’ Austin Okafor, president and founder, who has in his employ, a fake doctorate degree-holder, Ndien Peters as one of the professors.NCHE recently booked the ‘terminal degree holder,’ Peters with fake academic credentials at the St. Clements University while serving as the vice president of academic affairs, thus prompting the Commission to close it down. The CUSWORTH International Business School (C.I.B.S.) Liberia had reportedly begun operating in the country about four years ago, at the corner of 20th Street and Coleman Avenue, in the Fiama Community. It is located in the courtyard of Global Trust Insurance Company.The institution’s bulletin claimed that it is an affiliate of several universities around the world including the South African-based, Anointed University located in the City of Johannesburg, and some locally-based tertiary institutions.It also claimed that in Liberia, it is being accredited by authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE), but interestingly, the so-called accreditation was reportedly approved by the Ministry’s Bureau of Insurance—which is not consistent with the accreditation processes in Liberia.Both the claims have been vehemently denied and protested by authorities of the MOE and NCHE respectively. As a result, the two institutions have cited C.I.B.S.’s self-proclaimed administration to make itself available for questioning.MOE director of communications, J. Maxime Bletahn told this paper via mobile phone late Monday, that the Ministry’s Bureau of Insurance does not accredit schools; instead, it deals with the documentation of deceased personnel including teachers.The two officials from the NCHE (Dr. Dahn and Mr. Mehnpaine) promised to investigate as to how the C.I.B.S (university) was established. Their pending investigation, according to them, will involve personnel from the Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders. The ‘fake degree granting university,’ according to the Daily Observer’s investigation has a college of insurance, and also offers courses in business management/strategic studies; economics, finance, investment and banking; accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship studies, computer networking, engineering, etc.C.I.B.S. also graduates students with diplomas, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) bachelor of business administration (BBA) and master of business administration (MBA) in insurance and risk management, management, marketing, and computer engineering.Meanwhile, CIBS has announced in its recent bulletin that admission for 2013/2014 is in progress, while clearances are being processed for a pending Commencement Convocation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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17 Jan
2020

Port Mourant Market Committee formed

first_imgFollowing problems at the Port Mourant Market which began three weeks ago with vendors protesting the non-action of the Johns/Port Mourant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Overseer, several of those affected have now formed a Market Committee.The committee includes three vendors: one from the fish and meat section, one from vegetable and the other representing clothes and food vendors and is headed by former Mayor of New Amsterdam Claude Henry; the committee also includes the market clerk and councillors from the Johns/Port Mourant NDC.Vendors who operate seven days a week, had picketed in protest of the emergence of a Friday-night market. The protest followed several complaints to the Johns/Port Mourant NDC over the unfairness of having some persons vend outside of the market while only some are required to pay market fees.Those vending on Friday-nights have been retailing vegetables to customers at wholesale prices and within a few weeks, hundreds began supporting the Friday-night market, forcing the others to protest.Those ‘legitimate’ vendors later refused to pay market fees, subsequently the NDC market revenue dropped from $150,000 to $20,000 weekly.Following the establishment of the market committee on Tuesday, the Saturday evening vendors were prevented from selling at the market.Police were called in and prevented persons who went to the area to vend from doing so. They were only allowed to display their merchandise after midnight. And those who remained until daylight were made to pay market dues.The regular vendors explained that they were happy with the action taken. Meanwhile, at the first meeting, it was suggested that Market Police be employed and present on Friday-nights and Saturdays.The committee is expected to meet again on Wednesday.last_img read more

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30 Dec
2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL USC falls to No. 10 in AP poll

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityLSU is one of just four teams that started the season ranked in the top 10 and remain there. The others are No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 West Virginia and No. 10 USC, which became the latest team to take a tumble after a startling loss to an unranked opponent. The Trojans fell to Stanford, 24-23, Saturday, then dropped eight spots in the rankings. California is the new No. 2, with its best showing in the AP Top 25 since 1951, when the Golden Bears were No. 1. Ohio State is No. 3 and No. 4 Boston College has its highest ranking since Doug Flutie had the Eagles fourth in 1984. South Florida, which entered the poll for the first time three weeks ago, is now No. 5. A week before the first Bowl Championship Series standings are released, LSU is a unanimous No. 1 in all the major polls. In the coaches’ poll, the rest of the top five is California, Ohio State, Boston College and Oklahoma and South Florida are tied for fifth. From news services No doubt about it, LSU is No. 1. As for the rest of the AP Top 25, five wild weeks of college football have taken quite a toll. The Tigers were a unanimous choice for the top spot in The Associated Press rankings released Sunday, receiving all 65 first-place from the media panel. The last unanimous No. 1 during the regular season was Ohio State in December. In the Harris poll, the top four are the same as the AP and coaches’ poll, but Oklahoma holds the No. 5 spot all to itself with USF sixth. The Harris and coaches’ polls are part of the formula to determine which teams will play in the BCS national title game Jan. 7 in New Orleans. On Saturday, a week after half the top 10 and nine ranked teams lost, another four top-10 teams and 11 ranked teams overall went down Saturday. As a result, there are 10 teams in the latest rankings, including four in the top 10 (BC, USF, No. 7 South Carolina and No. 9 Oregon), that were unranked to start the season. Coach Steve Spurrier has led South Carolina to its highest ranking since Dec. 12, 1984, when the Gamecocks were also seventh. An impromptu celebration Tavita Pritchard knew sleep would be difficult so he watched a replay of Stanford’s stunning 24-23 victory over then No. 2 USC. “I can see why my mom gets so nervous,” said the Cardinal redshirt freshman quarterback. “I keep telling her I’m just playing. But even I got clinched up watching that last drive and I knew how it was going to come out.” Pritchard, the nephew of former Washington State quarterback great Jack “The Throwin’ Samoan” Thompson, made his first career start against the Trojans. The win sparked an impromptu celebration by Stanford students outside Maples Pavilion, who waited for the team to show up at about 12:30 a.m. The crowd, estimated at anywhere between 2,000-5,000 people, rocked the buses as they pulled up. “It was crazy,” said senior receiver Mark Bradford, who caught the game-winning TD with 49 seconds left to play. “I had no idea how much people cared about football here.” The spontaneous celebration itself was as improbable as the upset. “Not even the Final Four (basketball) team got that great of a reception,” said Mike Eubanks, Stanford’s director of football administration. “In terms of impromptu gatherings, that was by far the largest on campus. It was great to see this campus come to life and it shows what a win at this level can do.” Boise State wins rout Taylor Tharp threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Ian Johnson had 158 total yards and a touchdown to help Boise State roll to a 58-0 victory over New Mexico State in Boise, Idaho. All four of Tharp’s TDs came in the first half when the Broncos (4-1, 1-0 WAC) scored on five of their first six drives to take a 35-0 lead. New Mexico State (3-3, 0-1) came into the game with the nation’s seventh-ranked passing attack, averaging 340 yards, but crossed midfield just once through the first three quarters. Backup QB sparks Hawaii Backup quarterback Tyler Graunke replaced an injured Colt Brennan and provided Hawaii the spark it needed. Graunke threw for three touchdowns in the third quarter and ran for another score as No. 16 Hawaii defeated Utah State, 52-37, late Saturday night in Honolulu. The victory gave the Warriors (6-0, 3-0 WAC) a school-record 10 straight conference wins and their best start since the 1981 team opened 7-0. Brennan walked off the field on his own power after taking a hard hit with 52 seconds left in the first half with Hawaii leading, 24-14. The Heisman Trophy hopeful completed a short pass when he was drilled by linebacker Paul Igboeli. Brennan, ranked second in the nation in passing, was 19-of-25 for 219 yards and one touchdown. Graunke completed his first nine passes for 246 yards and finished the night 9-of-11. 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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29 Dec
2019

Who beats Ozil and Fabregas into an XI of Mourinho’s best ever signings?

first_img 11 Jose Mourinho is starting to get very active in the transfer window having already secured the signing of Eric Bailley at Manchester United.Although no official announcement has been made, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will join the Red Devils and Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks set to follow him.The new United boss is showing a sign of intent with these big-name transfers, but he has made a habit of bringing in successful signings over his career.talkSPORT has made a starting XI of Mourinho’s greatest ever signings during his managerial career, and some big names miss out.Click the arrow above, right, to see the full line up.Any names missing? Let us know in the comments section below! Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) – click the arrow, right, to see the full Mourinho signings XI – Begovic was brought in by Mourinho as back up to Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea but he saw far more action than expected with the Belgian being sent off in the opening game of the season before picking up injuries. Begovic beats Diego Lopez to the no.1 spot. 11 Midfield: Michael Essien (Chelsea, Real Madrid) – Essien was a magnificent signing for the Blues. An all-action midfielder who will be forever remembered for his stunning, long-range goal against Arsenal. He was brought to Real Madrid on loan by Mourinho in 2012. 11 Striker: Didier Drogba (Chelsea twice) – Drogba is one of the best strikers to ever play in the Premier League and won every major trophy with the Blues before leaving for Galatasaray. He was persuaded to return to Stamford Bridge upon Mourinho’s reinstatement as Blues boss, showing just how important he was to the Portuguese. 11 11 11 Striker: Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan, Chelsea) – Eto’o came to the San Siro in a player-plus-cash deal as Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Barcelona but it proved to be a masterstroke by Mourinho. Eto’o was central as Inter won the treble in 2010, before Mourinho left for Madrid. 11 Defence: Paulo Ferreira (Porto, Chelsea) – The right back was a firm favourite of Mourinho, having been signed twice by the Portuguese. His importance to Chelsea waned after Mourinho left but was integral as the Blues won back-to-back Premier Leagues and Porto’s Champions League win. Midfield: Michael Ballack (Chelsea) – Ballack joined Chelsea in 2006 and only played one full season under Mourinho but won the FA Cup and League Cup in that time. The biggest compliment to the German is that he is keeping Mesut Ozil, Cesc Fabregas and Wesley Sneijder out of this team. Defence: Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea, Real Madrid) – Carvalho formed a formidable partnership with John Terry at the heart of Chelsea’s defence and remains the best centre back Mourinho has ever signed. The pair were reunited at Real Madrid but Carvalho’s powers were faded by then. 11 Midfield: Angel di Maria (Real Madrid) – He may have damaged his reputation at Manchester United but Di Maria was Mourinho’s first signing at Real Madrid, and one of his best. Under Mourinho is became one of Europe’s most dangerous players. Defence: Ashley Cole (Chelsea) – Signing Cole from Arsenal has to be one of Mourinho’s best ever transfers, with the Englishman holding down the left back spot for ten years. Chelsea managers who followed Mourinho must have been thanking him in private for signing Cole. 11 11 Defence: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Varane beats Kurt Zouma to the other centre back spot having impressed alongside Sergio Ramos as Mourinho won La Liga. He could be another to be signed twice by the Portuguese if he firms up his interest in bringing the Frenchman to Manchester United. 11 Midfield: Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – Modric is now one of the best midfielders in the world and the metronome that keeps Real Madrid ticking along. He only spent one season under Mourinho, but is another player future managers will be thanking him for signing. last_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

Wicked Wednesday’s at Sister Sara’s are back with a bang!

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The students have returned to LYIT, and that means that midweek partying will commence all week as Wicked Wednesday’s at Sister Sara’s return. Wicked Wednesday’s is regarded by many of the LYIT students as the best student night of the lot!A spokesman for Sister Sara’s said, “Letterkenny’s best student night is back, with Wicked Wednesday’s at Sister Sara’s returning! “This is what the college life is all about, having fun and making memories.“Get in early, we’ve got a champagne reception at 9.30, fun and games all night with THE JOKER DJ’S!“Don’t miss the night everyone will be talking about.”For all the updates like our Facebook page. m.facebook.com/Wicked- Wed-Lk-1569606673346321/?tsid= 0.3268310269340873&source=type aheadWicked Wednesday’s at Sister Sara’s are back with a bang! was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentLYITSister Sara’sstudentsWicked Wednesday’slast_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

Grand Am leaves on good terms

first_imgFONTANA – There was not quite the anguish around California Speedway on Wednesday as there was three weeks ago when the track also lost another race on its 2006 schedule. “It’s a difference of night and day between our last announcements,” speedway president Gillian Zucker said. “This was an excellent business decision for Grand American, it’s important to the series.” After a four-year history, the Grand American Rolex Cup Series is leaving the Fontana track for an opportunity to be part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. On Sept. 14, against the speedway’s wishes, the Indy Racing League announced it would not return to Fontana in 2006. The 2005 Indy Toyota 400 will go on as scheduled Oct. 15-16. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “There is an enormous difference,” Zucker said in comparing the two events. “We don’t fault Grand Am at all for their decision. I think it was a good business decision. “We wanted that (2006) IRL race, we fought for it. That was a loss for the track. As stewards of motorsports, there’s no question of what Grand Am needed to do.” Sanctioning body president Roger Edmundson concurred with that assessment. “There’s no question that the Rolex 24 Hour and Watkins Glen six hour are big events on the sports car calendar, but in terms of their impact on the general public, they pale compared to events like the Indy 500, the Daytona 500 and the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach,” Edmundson said. “For us to have an opportunity to bring our style of cars and our teams and their sponsors and all that we represent to that event, and present it to that large crowd in a Los Angeles marketplace, is really a huge event in our history. “It’s a coming out party for us, a sign of our maturity and we are gratified to have that opportunity.” center_img Edmundson said it was not a choice of choosing between Long Beach or Fontana. The decision evolved from limiting the season schedule to 14 races, having two other events in the state and approval from investors for both Grand American and International Speedway Corp., the track owner. “It was only natural, given a choice between moving forward with our friends at Fontana on an event that we are pioneering and moving into one of most famous road races in the world, let alone the North American marketplace, it was kind of a no brainer for us,” Edmundson said. “Keep in mind that a large number of our investors in Grand American are also personnel on the ISC staff, and as a company, they look at what we had an opportunity to do and concurred wholeheartedly in the direction we are taking. “It wasn’t essential to have that blessing, but when one of the major vice presidents of International Speedway recommended that we move forward with this initiative, that pretty well told me that there were certainly no feelings on their part that they would be abandoned or we got to the dance with one girl and we’re dancing with another one now.” The lure of a bigger crowd was another major factor. “I don’t believe we’ve had 65,000 total spectators at Fontana since we started running there,” Edmundson said. “And I have an obligation to these teams and their sponsors, as well as my own to present this program in the best possible light. And at this point in time, there’s not a sanctioning body on the planet that would not have chosen to take advantage of this time slot at Long Beach. “As a matter of fact, (TGPLB CEO) Jim Michaelian has made it very clear that both the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am, which are the two sports car road racing series, were both very interested in filling that time slot. Fortunately for us, it was Jim’s choice that we fit the bill.” 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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25 Dec
2019

Wall Street needs to beat its fears to rise dramatically in 2006

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Stocks should be doing better. After all, 2005 corporate earnings have been great. The war in Iraq and Gulf Coast hurricanes seem to have barely scratched the economy. But equity investors behave like careworn insomniacs at 3 a.m., their racing minds jumping from one worry to another. Will energy prices keep rising? What if the housing bubble pops? What if the Federal Reserve’s short-term interest rate hikes push the economy into a recession? Ballooning budget and trade deficits and zooming consumer debt also nibble at their minds. Then there’s the possibility of another financial implosion like Enron or Long Term Capital. Or what some strategists call “exogenous shocks” – bird flu or another terrorist attack in the United States. Before stocks can have a dramatically good 2006, Wall Street needs to shed its fears. But don’t bank on that happening. The big investment firms sure aren’t. Strategists’ 2006 predictions for stocks range from tepid single-digit increases to a handful of highly qualified hopes for a mid-teen jump. “What’s going to get it really moving on the upside? A lot of the factors that would get things moving have already occurred,” said Tim Hayes, global stock strategist at Ned Davis Research in Venice, Fla. “Now we’re vulnerable to disappointment.” Investors have bid stocks higher since Ben Bernanke was named Alan Greenspan’s likely replacement as Fed chairman in late October. An early 2006 end to interest rate hikes is already priced into the market, Hayes said. And the bounce stocks have gotten in the fourth quarter has left little room for growth, he maintains. “The issue for the market is just to relieve some of the fears we have,” said Milton Ezrati, a senior economic strategist at the money management firm Lord Abbett. “The fundamentals have been superb, earnings have been above expectations, corporations are swimming in money. But we have a litany of fears that have affected and infected investors.” What would it take to push stocks higher? The top item on most wish lists is a clear signal that the Fed’s hikes in short-term interest rates will end. Historically, the end of a rate-hike streak has almost always pushed stocks higher. The second wished-for condition is a significant and sustained drop in energy prices, which has been one of the markets’ big preoccupations in 2005. After that, opinions scatter. They want to see “some sort of resolution or appearance of resolution to the Iraq mess,” said Joseph Lisanti, editor of Standard & Poor’s weekly newsletter The Outlook. “Look at the poll numbers: People are very concerned about this right now and it weighs on them.” Stocks could also climb if corporations use their cash stockpiles on capital expenditures, such as new software, new plants or new equipment. But hope for a cap-ex explosion is tempered by how the cash is skewed. Firms have $2.3 trillion in cash, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., but most cash is held by banks and other financial companies. Only $776 billion is held outside the financial sector, according to Goldman. What could send stocks lower? “As always, there are many risks,” Citigroup said in one report. Investors would hate to see a significant jump in energy prices or any other sign of widespread inflation. “Inflation is not something you can put back in the bottle very easily,” Tim Hayes said. “Rising interest rates and inflation would affect corporate profits and make valuations look overdone and stocks look expensive.” A minority on the street also worry about the effect on earnings that health care costs for retirees and increased pension expenses may have. There’s also a concern that expensing options could hurt companies’ returns. Then there are the monster worries: What if the government raises trade barriers? What if the dollar collapses? What if consumer spending falls off a cliff? That’s why “the biggest ’06 surprise could be a very powerful market move to the upside,” Tobias Levkovich, chief US equities strategist at Citigroup, said in a report. There are those who see investor gloom as the best sign of all. The very subdued expectations for 2006, could be “the perfect psychological backdrop for a bull market,” said Ned Riley, chief investment officer of Riley Asset Management in Boston. “When people are pessimistic or very guarded, they really don’t commit,” he said. “They’re always waiting for some sort of sign or signal to invest money. Unfortunately, professionals and amateurs alike are very lemming-like in their approach.” If they get that sign, watch out. If they don’t, look for flattish days ahead. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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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21 Dec
2019

Revealed: Donegal people earn lowest incomes in Ireland

first_imgDonegal people have the lowest incomes in the country, new CSO figures reveal.The average household in Donegal takes in €32,259, which is €12,000 below the national average.Households in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown had the highest median gross income at €66,203 in 2016, when the study was taken. Donegal also has the lowest income per person among the working population, where the average pay is €24,626 a year.In contrast, one in five households in Donegal received the majority of their income from working age social welfare payments.The geographical study looked health, wealth and education, finding that Donegal had the highest proportion of medical card holders in Ireland. Nearly half (48.4%) of people in Donegal had a medical card in 2016.Looking at the impact of education on income, the study found that people with an honours degree education in Donegal also earned some of the lowest wages in the country. Donegal people with an honours degree qualification as their highest level of education had the second lowest earnings at €34,537 per year. Carlow was the lowest at €34,326.Infographic by CSO   Revealed: Donegal people earn lowest incomes in Ireland was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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21 Dec
2019

Blues at fault for Adam goal – Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho described Charlie Adam’s goal against Chelsea as “fantastic” but felt his team were at fault for the Stoke midfielder’s equaliser.Stoke counter-attacked after Chelsea’s Eden Hazard went down near the edge of the penalty area and Adam, having spotted keeper Thibaut Courtois off his line, scored with a sensational left-footed strike from inside his own half.But Blues boss Mourinho, whose team hit back to win 2-1, said their basic errors were also a factor.He said: “It was a clear foul on Hazard but we cannot stop and wait for the referee to give it – we have to press the ball. The goalkeeper also has to anticipate, so we made a mistake.“The basic rule for us is that when we lose possession we have to immediately react and adapt our position.“We have to press the ball and press players who are going to receive the ball, but I think our reaction was to wait for the referee, so we didn’t react well in that situation.”Loic Remy restored Chelsea’s lead with a simple tap in – his seventh goal of the season – and is set to continue leading the line after Diego Costa suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem.Mourinho said: “We have three strikers and decided since the beginning of the season to go with Diego, but we know Didier Drogba and Remy are there for us and work hard.“It is fantastic for Remy to have played in the last two matches, to score winning goals and win very important points for us.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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