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Mourinho unfazed by Chelsea’s poor pre-season

first_imgManager Jose Mourinho says poor pre-season results are of little concern as Chelsea prepare to face Swansea City on Saturday.The Blues romped to last term’s Premier League title with three games remaining, but failed to win any of their five pre-season games in 90 minutes.Penalty shoot-out victories against Paris St Germain and Barcelona were the only successes in a run that also included defeats against Arsenal and Fiorentina.“I like to win,” Mourinho said prior to facing the Swans in an evening kick-off at Stamford Bridge.“There is no point to say it doesn’t matter, but it is also true that it is not the most important thing and on some of these matches we didn’t even try to win.Chelsea lost to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley“Against Fiorentina, the point was to give minutes to the players, to protect some.“But if you ask do I want to create better play better, defend better and score better, then yes I want that.”Mourinho also warned that a fiercely competitive league meant it was possible for Chelsea to have a good season and still finish trophy-less.“I really don’t know [what a good season is] because it is not just about you but is about the others,” he said.“You can have a good season and somebody is better than you. And I don’t consider that a failure.“A bad season is if you don’t perform. A bad season is if you are so bad that in October you are 15 points behind the leader.“A bad season is if you arrive in March and have no chance to win anything.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Leeds United: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgClint Hill faces a late fitness testKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 28 November 2015Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)BetVictor.com preview: QPR’s relegation odds cut – but they should beat LeedsMatch in a nutshell: QPR aim to break a six-hour goal drought against Steve Evans’ Leeds.Five key battles: Including Matty Phillips v Charlie TaylorInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf)Fitness tests: Charlie Austin (calf), Clint Hill (knee)Suspended: Leroy FerLEEDS UNITEDRuled out: Ross Turnbull (broken ankle).Fitness tests: Charlie Taylor (illness), Sol Bamba (toe)Suspended: Gaetano Berardi Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Sandro, Faurlin, Yun; Luongo; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Hill, Angella, Tozser, Henry, Doughty, Hoilett, Petrasso, Austin, Blackwood, Polter, Grego-Cox.Leeds: Silvestri; Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor; Dallas, Cook, Bridcutt, Mowatt; Antenucci, Wood. Subs from: Grimes, Peacock-Farrell, Byram, Bamba, Adeyemi, Murphy, Erwin, Botaka, Doukara. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D L L W (4 points)Home: D W D W D (9 points)Leeds total: L W W L D (7 points)Away: W D D L W (8 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 7; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 2; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Leeds United: Wood 6; Antenucci 5; Mowatt 2; Adeyemi 1, Cook 1, Cooper 1, Taylor 1.Last five meetings1 March 2014: QPR 1 Leeds 131 August 2013: Leeds 0 QPR 17 May 2011: QPR 1 Leeds 218 December 2010: Leeds 2 QPR 020 February 2007: Leeds 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Leeds 2 wins, 2 draws Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA gives aid to storm-hit Madagascar

first_img14 March 2012 South Africa handed over humanitarian aid to Madagascar on Tuesday to help the island nation recover from the devastation caused by the recent cyclone Giovanna and tropical storm Irina. Led by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, the South African mission saw several aid organisations contributing and pledging aid and assistance to Madagascar. These include the Al-Imdaad Foundation, which contributed aid worth US$100 000 in the form of blankets, water-purification tablets, tents and food hampers, as well as Netcare, which assisted with logistical arrangements. The Norwegian Government contributed to the humanitarian project by making the transportation of the aid to Madagascar possible. The two tropical disturbances which hit Madagascar last week killed at least 111 people and left 332 204 people homeless, according to the National Office of Risks and Disasters Management. The highest number of deaths recorded after the passage of Irina was in Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the island country, with 48 reported dead; while Vangaindrano and Farafangana districts, also in the southeast, recorded the most homeless people, with 3 909 and 25 086 respectively. Nearly 7 056 housing spaces were flooded, 147 were damaged and 1 372 were completely destroyed by Irina, while 3 713 hectares of rice fields and 12 600 crop fields were affected. The data was collected from 103 of the 829 municipalities in the trajectory of Irina. Cyclone Geralda, which swept through the island country in February 1994, was the last cyclone category 4 before Giovanna. Geralda killed 231 people. Last year, Cyclone Bingiza killed at least 34 people and left 216 000 homeless. In 2010, tropical storm Hubert killed at least 83 people and left nearly 187 000 homeless. Madagascar enters in the cyclone season from 15 November to 30 April of each year. Whilst in Madagascar, Fransman – who is also chair of the SADC Organ Troika and serves as President Jacob Zuma’s special envoy on Madagascar – was expected to meet with the Malagasy stakeholders to address certain outstanding aspects pertaining to the full implementation of the SADC roadmap aimed at restoring political stability to the island nation. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.

first_imgBrand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal.                     South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK.                   GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.last_img read more

Rwandan Website Editor Murdered: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Editor of Rwandan website murdered. Jean Leonard Rugambage, the acting editor of Umuvugizi newspaper, which had been blocked by the Rwandan government, was murdered last Friday. He was by two men who fled in a car outside his home in Kigali. Bless his family. The Rwandan government should feel ashamed. Again.Reporters Without Borders opens anti-censorship shelter. “The group unveiled a room in its Paris headquarters set aside for fugitive journalists or bloggers from abroad to drop in and blog with secure Internet connections using software that masks their online identity.” The center also trains bloggers and others in the use of circumventors and proxies and other tools to read and publish while avoiding arrest. They offer a high-speed anonymous Internet connection as well. Reporters Without Borders, why must you rock so? Internet “kill switch” bill heads to Senate. The dreadfully misguided Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act Bill is heading to the U.S. senate. This bill gives the President emergency powers to power down the Internet in the event of an international attack on the systems. Not only is concentrating power over a massive aspect of the nation’s communications system in one hand a bad idea, it is a power which will never be repealed if granted. No one gives back power once they have it. Also, it creates a situation in which providers and communications companies are co-opted into the process. Another awful idea. On one hand, relying on CEOs to be deputies is unfair to them. On the other hand, giving them that power is unfair to us. Pakistan to monitor all Internet for “blasphemy.” Last Friday, Pakistan announced it is beginning to monitor all the Internet tools and sites they can for “blasphemy.” Blasphemy is a handy word and let’s watch as it dovetails with statistical improbability with the interests of the country’s rulers. Shall we? Oh, let’s.India requires Skype, Google, RIM to provide all data through their devices to Indian security agencies. This is surprising news from a country not often associated with draconian online security and the paranoia it results from. “The Department of Telecom (DoT) will ask these companies to either ensure that data going through their networks be made available to security agencies in a readable format or face a ban from offering services in India…Such a law would force companies such as Skype to give complete access to their networks or set up a local server in India to allow security agencies to track content.” My hand to G-d I’m baffled by this. Is Indian trying to get rid of that pesky technological elite it’s built up? Is it jealous of Pakistan?Turkey fights back against online censorship. Turkey has been the victim of some egregious censorship actions, predicated as much on child porn as religion. They have shut down, and kept down, everything from YouTube to Blogger. An alliance of 30 groups of Internet and free speech organizations are now attempting to reverse that trend in the courts, with lawsuits. Go Turkey!Afghanistan now blocks Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Gmail and many others. Internet access in the country grew from near none to half a million in the last decade. It started as an online war against Taliban (and presumably Al Qaeda) recruiting. Then they added porno. And so it goes. Again, watch how frequently the government’s interest and the Internet censorship authorities’ diverge. I’m going to bet on infrequently. Lebanon arrests three for commenting on Facebook. Three were arrested, and a fourth has a warrant out on him, for “slandering” President Michel Suleiman on Facebook. This is especially disheartening as Lebanon is usually more of a bastion of free speech than the countries around it, although they have pulled this stunt before. Look here. Every single “law” that limits free speech is going to be misused by powerful people in that country that passes it for political purposes. There are no exceptions to this. In five years of following this topic and reporting on it I have seen zero exceptions. Some countries, depending on the way power is balanced, will neutralize such grabs, beat them back or at least moderate them. But most won’t. Also, don’t forget that the Roman republic became the Empire by consistent, incremental changes in laws. The Third Reich murdered Jews, Gypsies, gays and others all according to the law. The law is not a repository of rights. It is a hammer. Which way it swings depends entirely on who’s hand’s on the handle. Tags:#Government#international#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Related Posts last_img read more

India’s New Laws Silence Online Speech: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#TWiOT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkinscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… India’s New Laws Silence Online Speech. An innocuous-sounding set of rules called the “Information Technology (Electronic Service Delivery) Rules, 2011” [pdf] went quietly into effect last month in India. These rules, possessing the force of law, practically guarantee that no user of electronic communications in one of the world’s largest countries will ever be completely safe from persecution again. Under the new rules, anyone who objects to content online will be able to effect that content’s immediate removal. The justifications for removal are so extensive and so vague that virtually anything will qualify for removal.Sri Lanka arrests online journalist. Lanka eNews announced one of its journalists, Shantha Wijeysooria, was arrested by a squad of cops at the website’s Colombo offices on contempt of court charges. Wijeysooria had written about a Sri Lankan magistrate – the same he’ll be appearing before – accusing him of holding two suspects in custody illegally. The website later published an apology and said it was not true.Photographers killed in Libya. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Misrata, Libya, covering the uprising there. They were only two of the 192 who have died in the line of duty since 1992.Syria. In addition to widespread casualties during the ongoing uprising in the streets, the battles against the Assad regime have been active online as well. This report from Global Voices outlines the high- and low-lights. Sri Lanka photo by Bertrand Hüe Related Posts last_img read more

Spotlight still on SMB

first_imgSan Miguel’s (from left) June Mar Fajardo, coach Leo Austria, Arwind Santos and new Beerman Terrence Romeo during the PBA Media Day on Thursday at Solaire in Pasay. —SHERWIN VARDELEONFrom a jet-lagged Alex Compton bouncing from one interview station to another, to reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo casually facing cameras everywhere, the PBA’s inaugural Media Day was a resounding success that commissioner Willie Marcial wants the event institutionalized.And even in what was a one-stop setting for reporters to gather different stories, the San Miguel Beermen—like they have done on the floor the past few years—still dominated in the event held at The Tent at Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT “They just got Terrence Romeo,” said Compton, the Alaska coach who will again look at the coming 44th season of the PBA to break through as a coach. Compton has steered Alaska to five Finals stints but has yet to win a crown.“San Miguel Beer [has just] made everyone’s lives more difficult [with the Romeo trade],” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFajardo admits that eyes will be on the Beermen, even if Barangay Ginebra has made a strong impression last season with a championship in two Finals appearances.“The pressure is on us because everyone is saying we’re the team to beat,” said Fajardo in Filipino during a live interview with Sports IQ as the Beermen to shoot to improve on their all-time Philippine Cup record by winning the conference for the fifth straight year. View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But I think teams like Ginebra and Magnolia, which played well last conference, are stronger than us. We’ll just have to do everything to defend our crown and it will not be easy, but it’s not impossible as long as we follow the system of coach Leo (Austria),” Fajardo said.Even Romeo, unfazed by the scrutiny he now commands in a venue packed with sports journalists, made an appearance on media day and gladly answered queries relating to his much-ballyhooed transfer that made the Beermen unbeatable on paper.“He’s going to be great there,” said Phoenix Petroleum coach Louie Alas. “Coach Leo thrives in making talented players play within a system.”Romeo later approached Alas and the two shared a casual conversation, something that happened a lot between players and coaches coming from different teams during the Media Day.“Okay ka na ba (Are you ok now)?” Alas asked as he gave Romeo a hug.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Okay na (I’m ok now) coach, happy na ako,” Romeo said.It was these exchanges that Marcial hopes will be a norm during similar events in the future.“They are in a relaxed mode,” said Marcial, adding he wants the event to happen again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting GALLERY: Players, coaches hype up new season with PBA Media Day LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

NYC Nomination Forms

first_imgTo ensure your place in the championships, please email team nomination form to Mark Spear via [email protected] Nominations are also due on Friday 31st July. Please send referee nomination forms to Tara Steel via [email protected] locate all documents relating to the National Youth Championships including Team & Referee Nomination Forms, please click the following link: National Youth Championshipslast_img

10 months agoWolves striker Raul Jimenez feels comfortable at Premier League level

first_imgWolves striker Raul Jimenez feels comfortable at Premier League levelby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Raul Jimenez is pleased with his form this season.The Mexico international is happy with the way he settled in the Premier League.Jimenez said, “It has been good. If I’m good, the team is OK. I like to create opportunities for my teammates – if I can create an assist, if I can score a goal, or if my movement can help my teammates score a goal, it’s good for me because I’m doing things well.“I think I’m an important part here, but I want to give more. The fans want it and I think they deserve it. All of us want to give more and we want to start the year with a win and make it count.“For the rest of the season we want to do a good job, play good matches, and be up in the table.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoAtletico Madrid coach Simeone happy with ‘passion’ beating Bayer Leverkusen

first_imgAtletico Madrid coach Simeone happy with ‘passion’ beating Bayer Leverkusenby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was happy to scrape a 1-0 victory over Champions League opponents Bayer Leverkusen.Alvaro Morata proved the matchwinner on the day.”I feel good when I see passion and today the team had passion,” said Simeone.”We can play well or poorly, but there’s a path.”We’re close to doing things well.”Some of that passion boiled over into whistles from the fans in the stands, but the coach wasn’t too worried about that.”People are spontaneous,” he said.”We have to try to turn those whistles into applause.”He added: “Anxiety’s normal, the team grew in confidence. We saw some good things tonight although we have to improve when we are in or close to the opponents’ box. It’s not easy for any team because all of our rivals defend well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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