Jose to Arsenal- Boring is no title in 10 yrs

first_imgChelsea can now win lift the trophy next Sunday at Stamford Bridge with victory over Crystal Palace, if they also beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.As useful as the point was for Mourinho, the Arsenal fans didn’t like what they were watching, and the crowd at the Emirates Stadium hoped to get under Jose’s skin by letting him know that they weren’t entertained.“You know, I think boring is 10 years without a title. That’s very boring,” he told Sky Sports, pointing to Arsenal’s wait for the Premier League trophy.“But maybe they were not singing to us. Maybe, when you want to win a game and you’re at home and you take your number nine (Olivier Giroud) off, maybe the home fans want more.“Maybe they want to play Giroud and (Danny) Welbeck together up front to try to win the game.“My team performed very, very well against a good team. Arsenal had nothing to lose and everything to win. They knew their position in second was safe after Manchester United’s defeat.“We are in a countdown now. The team is really confident and playing extremely well so we know the title is in our hands.“We have a distance of 10 points between second and third and there are only 15 points to play for so we are confident.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 17- Jose Mourinho has hit back at Arsenal fans who jeered his Chelsea side for being boring during their 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Their stalemate against the Gunners brought the Blues a step closer to the Premier League title, taking them 10 points above both second-placed Manchester City and the Gunners in third.last_img read more

Klopp piles pressure on title-chasing Tottenham

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during an English Premier League football match against West Ham United at The Boleyn Ground on January 2, 2016 (AFP Photo/)LONDON, April 2 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has piled pressure on Tottenham by warning the title chasers they must win at Anfield on Saturday to remain in with a chance of catching leaders Leicester.Mauricio Pochettino’s side trail Leicester by five points and with just seven matches left they cannot afford any slip-ups if they are to win the English crown for the first time since 1961. Klopp knows Tottenham have a poor record at Anfield, with just four wins in the last 69 league meetings on Merseyside.And the German, whose ninth placed side are chasing a Europa League berth, believes the weight of history may prove a significant burden for Tottenham, who need a victory to close the gap on Leicester ahead of the leaders’ clash with Southampton on Sunday.“Usually it is not important for us to think about the situation of the other team, but in this special case I think it makes sense to know about it,” Klopp said.“This is a pretty good year to become champion because a lot of clubs who fight for this title are usually not involved. There is pressure for teams at the top and we will see who handles it better.“This is the decisive third for Tottenham and if you want to become champion of the Premier League, for Tottenham especially, this year is a good opportunity.“No-one knows what will happen to Tottenham next year, if players leave or not. This year they have a good situation with injuries — no important players were really injured.“Maybe for Tottenham it is like a final. They have to win it to put pressure on Leicester.”He added: “When Tottenham play against Liverpool, it is usually not a birthday party — it is a hard fight.”Leicester continue their unlikely quest to win the title with Alex Ferguson among those backing them to be crowned champions.Claudio Ranieri’s men host Southampton with their first ever top-flight title within touching distance just a year after they narrowly avoided relegation.– Unbelievable energy –For weeks now pundits have been asking when Leicester will slip-up but the long forecast collapse has yet to come and, with seven matches remaining, former Manchester United manager Ferguson does not expect the Foxes to falter.“Leicester have got the bit between their teeth, they’ve been the best team without question throughout the season and they deserve to win it,” Ferguson, who won 13 English championships during his trophy-laden reign at Old Trafford, told Sky Sports.“You would think their inexperience would count, but Leicester have unbelievable energy and togetherness that suggests they’re going to see it through.“For instance, they’ve won their last few games 1-0. I had a season at United where we had eight 1-0 victories and that won us the league.”Ferguson also praised the contribution of Italian manager Ranieri.“I don’t see any nerves and that’s down to the manager, he’s brought a calming influence. It’s fantastic, they are a breath of fresh air and it’s great for the game.”Third-placed Arsenal, currently 11 points adrift of Leicester, are still just about in the title race but Arsene Wenger’s men face Watford on Saturday knowing that any more dropped points are likely to spell the end of their hopes.“Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we screwed up ourselves,” said candid Gunners playmaker Mesut Ozil.West Ham will continue their push for a top-four place at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday while Manchester United, who also have 50 points, are at home to Everton on Sunday.Manchester City, clinging on to fourth place, travel to Bournemouth on Saturday.At the other end of the table, basement club Aston Villa welcome Chelsea to Villa Park in their first match since sacking French manager Remi Garde.Second-bottom Newcastle are at Norwich, just above the relegation zone, in a crunch match for both clubs while Sunderland, also in the bottom three, face West Bromwich Albion.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated)SaturdayArsenal v Watford, Aston Villa v Chelsea (1145 GMT), Bournemouth v Manchester City, Liverpool v Tottenham (1630 GMT), Norwich v Newcastle, Stoke v Swansea, Sunderland v West Brom, West Ham v Crystal PalaceSundayLeicester v Southampton (1230 GMT), Manchester United v Everton (1500 GMT)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Slain coach missed by team

first_imgmary.gurton@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA Following the death by gunfire June 4 of 31-year-old Laron Brown, a group of Little League baseball players and parents at their game Monday evening remembered him as a coach who “kept them motivated and positive.” “He was a real good coach,” said player Darick Holmes Jr., 11. “He made sure we were doing real good.” Holmes and several other boys said they were “mad” and “sad” about Brown’s death. “I was crying the next day at school,” said Lionel Nelson, 11. “When I missed a ground ball, he would say, `That’s OK. Just do better next time.”‘ The West Altadena Little League coach, who worked at Santa Anita Racetrack, was killed by multiple gunshots around 3 p.m. in the Town & Country liquor store parking lot in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena. Authorities from the sheriff’s Altadena station said the shooting was gang-related. A man was shot in the arm the following day less than a mile away on Mountain View Street in what some said may have been a retaliation attack. But an outpouring of support from the community resounded, with many remembering Brown from his team and as a “family man and father.” Some said Brown may have had gang ties in the past, but had worked hard to turn himself around. Members of the league’s Board of Directors remembered him as a dedicated volunteer. “In the four years or so he’s been coaching, we’ve never received a complaint about Laron,” said board member Theresa Rucker, 47. “To have someone willing to come and directly interact with the kids and parents, it’s such a great gift.” last_img

Arson investigation revving up

first_imgRIVERSIDE – A man described by authorities as “a person of interest” in the deadly Esperanza arson fire was being held Wednesday for investigation of two wildfires set in the region earlier this year. Raymond Lee Oyler, 36, was arrested Tuesday in connection with two June fires in the Banning Pass area, a windy corridor that carries Interstate 10 between mountain ranges west of Palm Springs. Riverside County prosecutors had not filed any charges against Oyler, but an arraignment was scheduled for 1:30p.m. today. District attorney’s spokeswoman Ingrid Wyatt said the case was under review and was still being investigated. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Oyler remained jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail. Oyler’s arrest came at the same hour the family of critically burned firefighter Pablo Cerda chose to remove life supports. The 23-year-old became the fifth member of his Forest Service crew to die of injuries from the blaze. The Esperanza fire was set shortly after 1a.m. on Oct.26 in Cabazon, a city along I-10. Stoked by Santa Ana winds, it overran the firefighters and destroyed 34 homes before being contained Monday at 40,200 acres. Investigators interviewed Oyler on Oct.27 and served a search warrant on his Beaumont residence Monday, according to a Sheriff’s Department statement that described his detention as a “probable cause arrest.” Authorities stressed that Oyler was only being held in connection with the June fires. “Oyler is not a suspect in the Esperanza Fire but is a person of interest,” the statement said. Similarly, two young men were picked up by sheriff’s deputies for questioning on Monday and were then released. Authorities have said they would be questioning multiple people. A reward for information leading to an arrest has reached $550,000. At the Banning home of Oyler’s mother, a woman slammed the door in a reporter’s face and screamed, “We don’t want to talk to nobody, comprende?” Janis Oyler, an estranged aunt who lives a mile away, said she was “just as shocked as anyone else.” She added that she had not spoken to Raymond Oyler or his mother for years. In Joplin, Mo., police and court records show Raymond Oyler had several traffic violations and other mostly minor run-ins with the law from 1997 through 1999. The most severe was a 1999 misdemeanor count of violating a protection order won by his wife by entering her apartment while she was out. Oyler was alleged to have taken personal items and a puppy, but a warrant issued in the case was never served. Jasper County circuit court records show Oyler’s wife divorced him in 2001.160Want 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

Man City stars miss Christmas party as Pep sets curfew after anger at last year’s do

first_imgManchester City’s players have not attended the club’s main Christmas party this year with Pep Guardiola setting a curfew.Head coach Guardiola was expected to represent the first-team squad at an event in Manchester city centre for all the club’s staff on Thursday evening, it is understood.This comes after a book published earlier this season – which was written with the full co-operation of Guardiola – revealed how the manager was unhappy with some players after last year’s event. According to ‘Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam’, by Spanish journalists Lu Martin and Pol Ballus, some players continued partying at a nearby nightclub after the event, arranged for around 400 City staff, finished.All reported for training on time the next morning but, the book says: ‘One or two, however, had clearly overdone it on the Christmas spirit – and Pep wasn’t impressed’.Two days later, City were beaten at home by Crystal Palace and they also lost to Leicester over the festive period.This year’s party comes the night after City played Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia in the Champions League and three days before an important Premier League clash at Arsenal, and the MEN claim a curfew was set by the boss.Guardiola will be hoping to get back to winning ways on the domestic front after after losing to rivals Manchester United in last weekend’s derby. The champions are already 14 points behind leaders Liverpool after four defeats this term.Guardiola’s assistant coach Mikel Arteta has been linked with the managerless Gunners ahead of the game. Charlton vs Hull (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Watford (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBirmingham vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… Guardiola was disappointed with the aftermath of last year’s Christmas party 1 Getty Images – Getty LIVE on talkSPORT The Spaniard could be a contender to succeed Unai Emery at his former club, having also been linked with a return to the Emirates Stadium when Arsene Wenger left last year.Arteta, who is also of reported interest to Everton, is highly rated as a coach.City striker Gabriel Jesus said: “He has helped a lot of players. When I want to do some finishing after training, I tell him and he comes and helps me, so he is fantastic for us.“All the players know that, everyone knows that in the club. He is a fantastic guy and a fantastic manager.“I don’t know honestly what he thinks about his career, that is for him, so I hope he can find his way and I hope he can be happy.”last_img read more

Hickey: Final experience gives me confidence for future

first_imgHearts teenager Aaron Hickey shared fans’ disappointment at their Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic but believes he can take plenty of positives from his Hampden experience.The 16-yearold only made his debut in early May and was a surprise starter in Craig Levein’s cup final team but showed why he has made the breakthrough from the academy to the first team squad.He said he had savoured the atmosphere at the national stadium and said he took confidence from being handed a place in the side for the big occasion.“It was a really good experience for me, both sets of fans were absolutely brilliant, just amazing,” Hickey said. “It gives me confidence but I still have to keep my head down, work every day in training and in the gym to get bigger and stronger.”He admitted his surprise at being included in the starting team and said that he had managed to set nerves aside to focus on his role.“I was shocked,” he said. ” I couldn’t believe it, I was just amazed and so happy. “I was nervous before the game but I thought I had to keep calm because I have to do my best for the Hearts team. I felt alright. “Liam Fox, the assistant coach, came over to me and set treat it as a normal game, it’s just like a reserve match, forget about the cameras and that helped me a lot. “Aaron Hughes as well, an experienced player as well gave me lots of confidence as well.”last_img read more

Fuel price: govt considers options

first_img13 June 2008The government is not considering cutting fuel levies, but is instead looking at other proposals to keep escalating fuel prices in check, government spokesperson Themba Maseko says.Briefing the media following a Cabinet meeting in Cape Town on Thursday, Maseko said the Cabinet had discussed the fuel levy proposal and noted that South Africa’s levy was a specific tax which was adjusted once a year and which remained constant irrespective of changes to the fuel prices.He said that this differed from a percentage-based duty that would fluctuate along with the changes in fuel prices.The current levy on diesel is 111 cents and 127 cents on petrol per litre, while the Road Accident Fund Levy is 46.5 cents per litre and the Southern African Customs Union levy is 4 cents per litre.“These levy amounts remain the same for a full year irrespective of changes in the price of fuel,” Maseko said.He said the meeting resolved that the ministers of finance and minerals and energy should consult with a view to identifying the best, most practical ways of mitigating the impact of the rising cost of fuel on food prices and other goods and services.Maseko said that a task team was looking at other ways to make the impact of escalating costs less, particularly on the poor.“We are looking at, for instance, the possibility of exempting certain foodstuffs from Value Added Tax,” he said.The ministers will present a package of proposals to Cabinet in the near future.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgTell us how you Play Your Part in contributing to positive change in South AfricaAre you a patriotic South Africa who makes a positive social change in your community, have you made a difference in the lives of the people of South Africa? If that’s you, Brand South Africa would like you to share your story and encourage others to play their part in their communities.Play Your Part is a nationwide programme, driven by Brand South Africa, created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to encourage South Africans to use their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Its objective is to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Send us your story accompanied by a picture or a video and we will feature it on our websitelast_img read more

Startup Versus Goliath: When Your Competition is a Giant

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#start#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As promised, open source social network and Facebook alternative Diaspora released its source code yesterday. And while it’s a developer release meant to be hacked on and is by no means a finished, there are already of plenty of predictions that Diaspora will fail – or at the least, that the project represents no threat to Facebook. Diaspora is hardly unique as a startup that faces major challenges by entering into a market or an industry where big companies are well-established.On a recent TechZing podcast, for example, hosts Jason Roberts and Justin Vincent asked Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the search engine DuckDuckGo if being in the same realm as Google “isn’t that, like, crazy?” But as Weinberg points out, he’s able to “do things that Google can’t copy easily.” For example, DuckDuckGo is able to delivery more satisfactory search results than Google, contends Weinberg, because he can actively address questions of spam without facing charges of censorship or anti-trust – something Google can’t do because of its size.Being smaller has its challenges, however, argues Dan Neely, founder of the startup Networked Insights, a social media listening platform. Networked Insights competes against some of the established analytics and monitoring firms – Nielsen for example – and Neely argues that having a smaller size company means that hiring is particularly important for startups as with a smaller staff, these decisions can really be “make or break.”But being small can be beneficial. Neely argues that his company is more agile, and can respond to more quickly than can some of its competitors, particularly when it comes to technological innovation. Using algorithms and natural language processing, for example Networked Insights goes beyond just “brand monitoring” and “rear view” analysis to offer its customers predictive insights as well. So while the startup is up against big-name competitors, Neely isn’t worried. Even without the name-recognition, there is plenty of business for his company.Going up against major companies can be daunting for a startup. And perhaps, as TechZing suggests, it’s crazy. But too often, when we pit startups against their big business competitors, we assess them on whether or not they’re a Facebook or Google “killer.” DuckDuckGo needn’t “kill” Google. Diaspora needn’t “kill” Facebook. They need to fill a niche, and do it in a way that their giant competitors cannot.Photo credits: Flickr user Eric Hersman 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Security Requirements – are they different from other requirements?

first_imgAs a security professional, I may have a heightened sense of awareness to the challenges that can result from not defining security requirements in a solution or product from the start. This is why I commonly describe security as everyone’s job to some extent, not just a responsibility within the security group of an organization. it is most important for an organization to prepare for and define possible security related events as a solution or product is in development and more specifically, as the requirements are being defined. It is a common mistake to assume these will be added on at a later date.Security requirements may not be like those features requested by your customer and to formally define it, they must be actionable, measurable, and testable. But Security requirements are different from other requirements in that they are specifically based on mitigating threats such as those defined in the threat model. Security requirements should also be defined by what the corporate policy states within an organization and/or the classification of information processed by the solution or product.As I described in one of my previous blogs – How and why to integrate security into the development of a solution or product, one important task for increased security is to create a threat model. The threat model is a task that allows a team to consider the current requirements and start predicting why and how a threat agent (who) would try to compromise the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the data and the application based on the data access control that should be enforced. Once a threat model has been completed, define the security objectives which may evolve throughout the development of the product. These security objectives can also describe what the solution will not do as a security non-goal, thus allowing the development team to finalize on the security requirements that are part of security objectives.It should be considered an expectation that changes will take place during the product development lifecycle. The threat model and security objectives/requirements can be updated throughout the lifecycle so that as changes are approved for the current or next iteration, those changes are properly evaluated for security related risks and properly mitigated if deemed necessary. This phased approach also allows for an overall security strategy in consideration of communication flows and how each component may have different levels of access restrictions to create a security defense-in-depth strategy during the architecture and design phases.last_img read more