Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasted his critics with a barrage of statistics on Friday to defend the amount of playing time given to England striker Marcus Rashford over the past two years.Some pundits have expressed concern that the 20-year-old, who has scored twice for his country in the last two internationals, is not starting in the Premier League with Romelu Lukaku United’s regular target man.The youngster has played 122 minutes in the top flight so far this season, with one start, and is banned for Saturday’s game at Watford after being sent off in the last game at Burnley.Mourinho said he wanted to set the record straight even if ‘obsessed’ people, who had “a problem with some compulsive lies”, would criticise him anyway.“I can imagine on Sunday I am going to be criticised for not playing Marcus but is not my fault, he’s suspended,” said the Portuguese, before embarking on an extended monologue to set out the numbers for those who were “a bit confused”.“In 2016-17: Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches, including the final, and the Community Shield,” he said.“He had 53 appearances, but if you want to take the minutes of play, he played 3,068 minutes and if you want to divide that by 90 minutes of the matches, he played 34.2 matches of 90 minutes in ’16-17.“In 2017-18, he played 35 matches in the Premier League, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the European Super Cup final.“He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes, if you divide that by 90 it gives 29.7 matches. So with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals.”Mourinho said Rashford could not be compared to other young England players like Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin when it came to minutes played.Rashford, he said, had played “an incredible number of appearances and minutes” at the highest level in the best possible competitions.“Since I was here, he was never one day out of selection because of my decision, only if injured or suspended…so he knows and that’s the most important thing,” he added.“It is very important Manchester United supporters know the truth, that’s why I’m going so specific about these numbers.”
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThey may have started as rivals in the collegiate league, but coach Boyet Fernandez and guard Pamboy Raymundo seemed to have found the right formula to reap trophies in the amateur leagues.In their return to the developmental league, the two led Cignal-San Beda to the championship this 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup in the duo’s return in the developmental league.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 5 players get second chance in PBA after stellar D-League stints Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos “The feeling is different because we don’t have a Calvin Abueva, we don’t have a Garvo Lanete, and we don’t have a Kevin Alas. We have no stars in this team and we’re all equals here,” he said.“We felt how hard it is to win the title and that’s what makes this championship more special.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But if you think there’s a method to their madness, Raymundo can’t quite explain why their partnership has been bearing fruits whenever they wage into war.“Maybe it’s because I treat him like a father. We already know each other that well that whatever play he wants to run, I think I can translate that on the floor,” he said.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 returnRaymundo averaged 10.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.2 rebounds this past conference as he served as the elder statesman in the Hawkeyes’ camp, ready to relay Fernandez’ orders to the other four on the floor.Though the two has been used to winning in the PBA D-League, Raymundo shared that this conquest with Cignal is truly a unique one because of the challenge of leading an untested crew to unchartered territories. View comments
The United Nations (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.This year’s theme is: “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms”.The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognises that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people living in poverty.This means we must go beyond seeing poverty merely as the lack of income or what is necessary for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets – in order to fully understand poverty in its multiple dimensions.The theme this year – selected in consultation with activists, civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations – highlights how important it is to recognise and address the humiliation and exclusion endured by many people living in poverty.According to the last official poverty measurement survey in 2006, 36.1 per cent of Guyana’s population lives in poverty, including 18.6 per cent that were living in extreme poverty.The 2006 measurements confirmed that poverty and extreme poverty were stronger in the interior areas of the country, and were uneven if regions were taken into consideration.Further, the UNICEF Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Guyana 2016 found that 47.5 per cent of children 16 years old and younger are living in poverty in Guyana. These are indeed startling statistics. The report says that “poverty in Guyana has a child’s face”.The report emphasised that out of all poor people in the country, most of them were living in areas categorised as rural coastal, followed by urban areas and rural interior. It noted that due to the population distribution in the country, most of the poor people would be living in Region Four; nonetheless, in percentage terms, poverty is massive in Regions Eight, One and Nine, where more than 70 per cent of the population living in those areas were considered poor.One of the challenges in calculating poverty in Guyana, the report indicated, is to find a measurement that can encompass different cultures and lifestyles that are present in the country. Guyana has signed onto the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which advance on the Millennium Development Goals call to end poverty. “This time the SDGs on its target 1.2 openly indicate that poverty must be reduced among women and children,” the report said.UNICEF recommends following SDG targets 1.1 and 1.242, to develop and implement a methodology to yearly measure poverty and vulnerabilities, capturing the different cultural peculiarities in the country. “The method should allow for monitoring poverty at national level, and, at the same time disaggregate poverty for different ages, regions, geographical areas and ethnicities. The method for monitoring poverty should clearly define child poverty, and should adopt a multidimensional measure that complements the monetary method,” the report stressed.It added that the country should take into consideration strengthening support to families in situations of vulnerability, in particular single-parent families through systematic, long-term policies and programmes to ensure access to social services and sustainable income opportunities.Given this reality in Guyana, it is vital that everyone, more importantly the policymakers and officials, take note of how we can surmount this problem within a specified timeframe, following the recommended guidelines.Eradicating poverty in Guyana is a long-term goal that will require more than talk and promises and needs to go beyond one day a year for raising awareness of this issue. All Guyanese deserve equal opportunities to prosper and more importantly, they deserve to have a government that works diligently and one that recognises the urgency in fighting to end poverty.In her message on the occasion, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said: “Delivering the poverty eradication goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development demands renewed policy approaches and more comprehensive and sophisticated knowledge. Beyond traditional mechanisms of poverty reduction, poverty can be only solved by tackling inequalities. So long as injustice and exploitation are embedded in economic, social and cultural systems, poverty will continue to devastate the lives of millions of women and men.”
Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Singapore women’s Underwater Hockey team celebrates after a goal against the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games in Vermosa Sports Club. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA/CLARK – It was a bountiful day for Team Singapore at the 30th SEA Games on Wednesday, with the athletes claiming 10 golds on the fifth day of action.The first to deliver were the lawn bowlers, who ended the nation’s 20-year wait for a gold medal at the biennial Games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) In terms of total medals, Singapore’s best haul in one day was the 38 (nine gold, nine silver, 20 bronze) on June 7, 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China The winter sport athletes also did some heavy lifting for Singapore, adding two golds through speed skaters Cheyenne Goh and the men’s 3,000m relay team.Goh captured her second title of these Games, winning the women’s 1,000m race in 1min 39.272sec to finish top of the nine-woman field.She had won the 500m title a day earlier at the SM Megamall ice rink.Speed skater Goh captured her second title of the SEA Games, winning the women’s 1,000m race.The relay team crossed the finish line first in a time of 4:23.256, ahead of Thailand (4:24.549) and Indonesia (4:24.780).ADVERTISEMENT The fencers continued their fine form as well, with Kiria Tikanah emerging victorious against home favorite Abella Haniel in the women’s individual epee final.It was Singapore’s second fencing title after Amita Berthier captured the women’s individual foil on Tuesday.The charge was led by the three Quah siblings – Ting Wen, Zheng Wen and Jing Wen – who all struck gold in Games record times.Singapore’s Quah Jing Wen swims in the women’s 200m butterfly final during swimming competition at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in New Clark City, Tarlac province, northern Philippines on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)Jing Wen won the women’s 200m butterfly, Zheng Wen the men’s 100m backstroke and Ting Wen the women’s 100m freestyle.Zheng Wen was also a member of the victorious men’s 4x200m freestyle relay alongside Joseph Schooling, Jonathan Tan and Darren Chua.Team Singapore now sit on 18 golds with one week left before the Games closes on Dec 11.While 10 golds is an unusually high single-day haul for Team Singapore, it is not a record.The benchmark remains the 15 they captured on June 8, 2015, when Singapore staged the Games over 12 days.The Singaporeans actually breached the 10-gold mark on three occasions at those home Games: June 6 (10), June 8 (15) and June 9 (11).In 2017, their best single-day gold haul was eight and that took place on Aug 29. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday The trio of Lim Poh Eng, Goh Quee Kee and Shermeen Lim edged out Toyco Nancy, Bruce Asuncion and Knight Ainie 16-13 to take the top honors in the women’s triples event.The last time the sport struck gold at the SEA Games was in 1999 when Rosemary Tessensohn won the women’s singles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Next up were Singapore’s 4×4 underwater hockey teams. The men beat the Philippines 5-0 at the Vermosa Sports Hub on the outskirts of Manila while the women also came up trumps against the hosts, winning 4-2.This is the first time the sport has been included in the biennial Games’ program. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue View comments
Dear Editor,The Granger Administration initiated hostilities with the Private Sector immediately upon assumption of office in 2015, it is now 2019 and the local Private Sector Commission has been usurped as the representatives of business in Guyana. This position is now held by a group of Trinidadian companies, who have been ably assisted in their takeover by Granger’s cabal.Oil in commercial quantity was announced days after the Granger Administration was sworn in – any competent Administration would have immediately commenced working on ways to ensure maximum benefit accrued locally from this new resource. Granger did not, the focus of the first year was the Independence Jubilee celebrations in 2016. While Granger was focused on making merry, the companies that feed off of oil globally made their way onto our shores unimpeded, unheralded and under the cover of laws that offer no protection to Guyanese. Granger saw no danger and Schlumberger, Halliburton et al set up operations without so much as a ‘by your leave’.Editor, I understand Guyana giving ExxonMobil all kinds of breaks, they took a chance and signed a deal in 1999 with President Janet Jagan to explore our deepwater zone for oil and they persevered after various costly setbacks. One should remember Shell walked away from the joint venture in the Stabroek Block in 2014. However, these oilfield service companies, worth billions, have been given incredibly generous tax breaks and other concessions.In July 2019, well into its period of illegality (having failed to hold election by March 21, 2019,) Granger sent a contingent of Ministers to Trinidad on an ‘Investment outreach’ where they “engaged with over 200 business magnates and investors, the Guyanese team detailed investment opportunities in Guyana and outlined Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy policy while extending a welcome to regional investors to Guyana”.No Guyanese businesses were invited to participate in this initiative. Events since this ‘outreach’ have led me to believe that there may have been the biggest ‘sellout’ of a country’s patrimony in the history of nations. Is the pending sale of the GNSC wharf to a Trinidadian company a harbinger of things to come? Has anyone told the Trinis of SARA? “Who got money got bargain” may not hold true in a new dispensation.On October 16, 2019, the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago hosted A “Guyana Safety Forum” at the National Conference Centre and neglected to invite any Guyanese business service organisations. The local business bodies were insulted by the complete shut out from the event, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), The Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) all made condemnatory statements to that effect following the event.Present were the Kenson Group of Companies, a consortium of Trinidadian oil and gas companies; First Citizens Bank, a Trinidadian financial institution; Caribbean Tower Cranes Limited, Caribbean Safety Products Limited; HHSL Safety Systems Limited; the Hummingbird Group; IWES Limited; Oshes Limited; ExxonMobil; STOW; Saipem; OPITO and the Houston Area Safety Council.None of these companies or organisations is Guyanese owned. Guyana was represented by the Ministry of Social Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TVET Guyana, and the National Advisory Committee on Safety and Health. Not a single Guyanese-owned or operated business was present. Guyanese must ask themselves whose interest this ‘foreign’ policy serves.Guyanese should also beware of any explanations by Granger’s defenders that talk of adherence to the Treaty of Chaguaramas and “international free trade agreements”. Treaties are mere guides, for example, Guyanese cannot sell eddoes to Trinidad, or even trans-ship honey to other destinations, is the Trinidad Government observing the letter of the Treaty? Or are they acting in the best interests of their citizens? Trade deals are renegotiated all the time, as circumstances change, for example, a patriotic stance by President Trump forced renegotiation of NAFTA to get a better deal for Americans.David Granger professes not to understand clear provisions of Articles in our Constitution that “require no gloss” but seems to revel in the misshapen belief that Guyana must observe every iota of the Treaty to the detriment of locally-owned businesses. Is it that Granger places the terms of the Treaty over the interests of the people of Guyana or is it that he (Granger) and his cabal are better served by the ‘investments’ made during the ‘outreach’?Guyanese are faced with a stark choice at the polls in 2020 – to support local businesses and content, or live in the future as ‘second-class’ citizens in our dear land of Guyana.Respectfully,Robin Singh
Blak Blad will host Mombasa, Kabras Sugar awaiting the winner in the quarters. Strathmore Leos will host former Kenya Cup champions Nakuru RFC with the winner of this tie tackling Impala Saracens in the next stage.Champions KCB, beaten finalists Kabras Sugar, Impala Saracens and Nondescripts were handed byes to the quarterfinals.Nondescripts benefited from the pick of the draw and replaced Homeboyz in the quarters after the deejays forfeited their bye after fielding an ineligible player in last season’s semifinal loss to KCB.Pre-QuartersApril 14PQF1 Kisii v Mwamba – KisiiPQF2 Blak Blad v Mombasa – Kenyatta UniversityPQF3 Strathmore Leos v Nakuru – StrathmorePQF4 Homeboyz v Kenya Harlequins – Jamhuri ParkQuartersApril 21QF1 KCB v winner PQF1 – RuarakaQF2 Kabras Sugar v winner PQF2 – KakamegaQF3 Impala Saracens v winner PQF3 – ImpalaQF4 Nondescripts v winners PQF4 – Jamhuri ParkSemisApril 28Winner QF1 v Winner QF4Winner QF2 v Winner QF3Final- May 5–Courtesy KRU0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Harlequins taking on Homeboyz RFC during the 2017 Kabeberi Sevens. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19- Homeboyz host Kenya Harlequins in the pick of the pre-quarterfinal rounds of the Enterprise Cup which is set to kick off on April 14, the winner of this match playing away to Nondescripts in the cup quarters a week later.In another quarter final tie, Kisii have been drawn against giants Mwamba, with the winner of this tie tackling defending champions KCB in the quarterfinal on April 21.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre And if they do make it through to graduation, will they merely collect a meaningless diploma, or will they actually be suitably prepared for college and the work force of their day? According to the Kaiser-Wellness report, too many of today’s students aren’t passing the basic math and science courses necessary for a career in medicine. And a high proportion of graduates who enter the field quit when they find themselves unprepared for the demands of the job. As a result, some allied health professions are seeing shortages of students as high as 85 percent. We’ve long known that in failing to reform our schools, we were cheating our children. But as we produce graduates unqualified to care for their seniors, we are also cheating ourselves. Left unchecked, today’s education crisis will be tomorrow’s crisis in health care. THE vast, widely documented failings of public education in California ought to make us uneasy. And in due time, they’ll make us sick, too – literally. A study funded by Kaiser Permanente and the California Wellness Association found that due to various causes – most notably a lack of education – California is not producing enough well-trained students today to be the medical professionals of tomorrow. The results could be disastrous in a state whose senior-citizen population is expected to grow by 3.2 million by 2020 – a mere 13 years away. That year, incidentally, is the same one in which California’s current crop of kindergartners is slated to graduate from high school. Will they? Or, like their peers before them, will they continue to drop out at horrific rates? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Valencia’s first opportunity to return to the ranks of the elite boys’ tennis teams in the Foothill League comes next week, when the Vikings (7-3, 2-0) play host to defending champion Hart (5-1, 2-0) and Burbank (6-3, 1-1) in a three-day period. After winning the league outright in 2002 and 2004 and sharing the championship with Burbank in 2003, the Vikings finished third behind Hart and Canyon last season, losing as many matches (12) as they did in the previous three seasons combined. Valencia nearly found itself in a first-place tie with Burbank, not Hart, following Thursday’s competition, as the Indians needed a victory in the final set of the match to pull out a 10-8 triumph over Burbank to extend its league winning streak to 12 matches entering Tuesday’s contest with the Vikings, who defeated Burroughs of Burbank 16-2. Hart’s only loss was a 10-8 setback to an undefeated Glendale team. Valencia’s three losses have been 11-7 against Camarillo (6-2), 15-3 to Granada Hills (4-0) and 14-4 to Viewpoint of Calabasas (7-2). Valencia’s Ryan Lassila and Steve Novak defeated Granada Hills’ Jeremy Choo and Zach Katz 8-7 (7-2) in the third-place doubles contest. Canyon’s Dan Debbini and Chase Lindval, along with Valencia’s Michael Amico and Demiel Lachin, were the only other Santa Clarita-area doubles teams to win their first-round doubles pro-sets. In the singles draw, Canyon’s Chris Guidroz and Valencia’s Carlos Ruiz and Jack Zapala all lost in the quarterfinals. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Valencia must first play at Saugus today and Hart plays at Burroughs. Tournament a smash: Although light rain sprinkled on the courts throughout the final hour of competition Saturday, Valencia was able to complete its annual Spring Smash tournament without weather interrupting the event. Hart’s Matthew Taotao won the singles title with an 8-3 victory over Camarillo’s Greg Punsalan in the final, helping Hart finish in a third-place tie with the host Vikings with 11 points (teams are awarded two points for a win in the championship bracket and one for a victory in the consolation draw). The Indians were awarded the tiebreaker over the Vikings based on a 73-64 advantage in total games won by their singles and doubles entries. Camarillo, on the strength of Punsalan’s runner-up showing, Connor Karen’s third-place finish and having both teams in the doubles final, won the competition with 22 points. Granada Hills was second with 12.
Kessie is wanted by nearly all of Europe’s big clubs Arsenal sent scouts to watch Atalanta star Franck Kessie in action last weekend.The 20-year-old is wanted by nearly all of Europe’s big clubs after taking Serie A by storm this season.The midfielder has scored five goals and provided two assists, prompting Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United to all check in over his price tag.And, according to TMW, Arsenal are keeping tabs on Kessie too after sending scouts to watch him.The Gunners reportedly dispatched scouts to run the rule over the Ivorian during Atalanta’s match with AC Milan on Saturday.Atalanta ended up drawing the match at the San Siro 0-0, with Kessie completing 90 minutes. 1
Finn Harps secretary John Campbell has called for urgent action on the League of Ireland’s fixture list – which he says is ‘causing huge problems’.After Friday’s game against St Patrick’s Athletic at Finn Park, Harps don’t have another game in Ballybofey until October 4, when they host UCD.With Waterford United due in Ballybofey on October 18 and then a two-week wait for a potential play-off, it presents a big challenge for Harps. “We have to be realistic about this,” Campbell told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.“Any business that is only allowed generate income one week in nine, it creates a problem.“It’s probably something that is highlighted a bit more from the start of the season we were playing on Friday and Monday and now we have nothing to cover that period. It’s a massive, massive hole.“We’re out looking for the Donegal public to support us again. That’s through no fault of the board or the team – it’s through planning that is causing huge problems, not just for Finn Harps. “It’s a situation that has got to be dealt with. It’s very unfair on volunteers who have to go out and gather money to cover something that is generating by no opportunity to have income.”Harps have extended an invite to past managers and ex-players for this week’s fixture against Pat’s as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the club’s entry into the League of Ireland.Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Finn Harps secretary appeals for action on ‘unfair’ scheduling was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier Divisionfinn harpsJohn CampbellOllie Horgan