Lampard keen on Mourinho return

first_imgWith Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez due to leave at the end of the season, Mourinho has been strongly linked with a return from Real Madrid, and Lampard says he would welcome the sight of his old mentor back at the club.“I think it would be a great thing for the club,” said the England midfielder. “He is a successful manager and he would be a great thing for any club.“It’s hard to comment with the season still ongoing and with the manager not here or chosen yet. It would be easy to speculate.“I have seen speculation before and a completely different manager walks through the door, so you never know on that front. But he is certainly one of the greatest if not the greatest manager in world football.”Lampard’s own future remains unclear, as his contract is due to expire at the end of the season and the 34-year-old is yet to agree a new deal.“I’ve always said that I wanted to spend all of my career here, so I think everyone knows that,” Lampard said.Asked if Mourinho’s return would affect his case, he replied: “I honestly don’t know. We have got two weeks that will decide whether our season has been a successful one or not. That is the main focus.“Of course Jose Mourinho would be a great manager for any club to have, but I don’t think it is right to talk about him while he is still Real Madrid manager.”Mourinho has also been linked with the managerial post at Manchester United, which will be vacated when legendary manager Alex Ferguson steps down at the end of the season, but Everton’s David Moyes is the odds-on favourite to take up the role.Lampard praised Ferguson’s long career at Old Trafford, saying: “I have got nothing but admiration for him. I think he was, for the period of time he did it, the greatest.“A lot of managers, the Jose Mourinhos of this world, are making a play for that and they have to do it as long as Fergie has.“He has been incredible as a man that has run the club, his desire to get the best out of players, to keep evolving the team… What he has done is a complete one-off.“We are competitive with Man United, we want to beat them and fans don’t like them, but with Sir Alex Ferguson, maybe you have to look up and say what a great man and manager he is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 09 – Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard on Thursday welcomed speculation linking former manager Jose Mourinho with a return to Stamford Bridge and said it would be a positive move for the club.Lampard was one of Mourinho’s key players during the Portuguese coach’s three-year spell at Chelsea, which came to an abrupt end in September 2007 when the manager left the club.last_img read more

CEAA satisfied with changes Hydro makes at Site C construction site

first_imgBelow is a copy of the letter to B.C. Hydro from the CEAA issued on January 9, 2017. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is satisfied with the changes B.C. Hydro has made to the Site C dam construction site.The CEAA had conducted inspections at the Site C project alongside the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office from November 29, 2016 to December 2, 2016.On the 19th of December, the CEAA issued a notice of intent to BC Hydro which outlined their concerns with sediment and erosion control on the Moberly Bridge, Right Bank Drainage Tunnel and the Right Bank Cofferdam.- Advertisement -The CEAA will not issue an order against the project.Today CEAA confirms it is satisfied proper erosion and sediment control contingency supplies are in place at #SiteC https://t.co/ijkoFf8lSQ https://t.co/YaRMoHMaGq— jessica mcdonald (@jmcdonaldyvr) January 9, 2017Advertisementlast_img read more

Blow for Man United and Liverpool! Real Madrid announce deal for teenage starlet

first_imgReal Madrid have struck a deal to sign Norway’s teenage sensation Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset.The 16-year-old midfielder is one of Europe’s brightest prospects, having already represented his country three times after becoming the youngest player to play in the Norwegian Tippeligaen last year.Several big clubs – including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United and Ajax – were thought to be chasing Odegaard, but it appears Real have won the race.“Real Madrid CF and Stromsgodset Fotball have reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Odegaard,” said a statement on the Spanish giants’ official website.“After undergoing a medical exam, the player will hold a press conference with the director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, today 22 January at 1:30pm CET in the Ciudad Real Madrid press room.”Odegaard scored five goals in 23 games for Stromsgodset to help the team finish fourth in the Tippeligaen last year.Last October, Odegaard became the youngest player in the history of the European Championship when he came on as a substitute in Norway’s 2-1 victory over Bulgaria in a Euro 2016 qualifier.Real are looking to reinforce their midfield line with Germany international Sami Khedira expected to leave Madrid in the summer having turned down a contract extension. Martin Odegaard 1last_img read more

Apple’s PC Safari is simple, not essential

first_imgAfter spending much of the last week browsing exclusively with Safari on my Windows machine, I can say it’s indeed very quick at displaying Web pages. Then again, my Internet connection is very fast at delivering them, too. More important than speed is how a browser displays a site’s layout – which sometimes has been a problem for me while surfing with the Safari on the Macintosh. On that score, Safari displayed my favorite sites, including Google Inc.’s Gmail e-mail service. In fact, many of the sites looked better in Safari compared with other browsers. Text seemed to pop out on the screen. Colors appeared brighter. In all, the pages seemed cleaner. Perhaps that has something to do with the browser’s spartan look. Besides the industrial appearance, there’s very little clutter. The browser’s frame is just a thin line – no fancy shadow to help define it even in Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system. Safari on PCs, in other words, looks and feels just like Safari on Macs. Safari does offer what you’d expect to find in any modern browser: tabbed browsing, a popup blocker and built-in support for Really Simple Syndication feeds for monitoring blogs and other sites. There are some nice flourishes, like being able to reorder the tabs and snap back to a page with one click and a “private browsing” mode that keeps information from being stored locally on the computer. But Apple’s entry into the Windows browser market is sure to throw a wrench at some Web sites that try to detect particular browsers. Google’s photo management Web site recognized my Windows machine running Safari as a Macintosh. But the site worked as expected, despite the misidentification. Importing my Internet Explorer bookmarks seemed straightforward, until I realized that Safari had arranged my favorites alphabetically instead of my more useful personal rankings saved in IE. Apple says it will fix that bug in a future release. Overall, Safari 3 is fast and fairly stable – especially for software still officially in a test mode. It ran smoothly on my Windows computer, though some colleagues complained about sluggishness especially right when starting up. Apple says it wants to grow its share of the browser market – currently at about 5 percent, Apple said. It thinks that the faster browsing experience offered by the new browser will help it accomplish that goal. The launch of the iPhone probably will have a bigger impact.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s impossible to tell if interoperability promises will live up to Apple’s hype. The cell phone won’t be available until June 29. I was able, however, to check out some of Apple’s other claims. The most secure browser ever? The rapid arrival of a security patch seemed to diminish that. (In its favor, though, Safari – like Firefox and Opera – doesn’t support ActiveX, a Microsoft technology that makes Web sites more functional but opens the door to spyware and other malicious programs.) Apple also says Safari is twice as fast as IE 7 and 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Aside from its appearance, its simplicity and some nonessential bells and whistles, Apple’s Safari for Windows offers little to browse home about. If you’re running Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox or Opera Software ASA’s Opera browser, you’re covered. That is, unless you’re a big fan of Safari’s spartan, brushed-metal look, which it shares with another Apple program ported to Windows, iTunes. The decision to make a Windows version of Safari probably has less to do with Windows users and a whole lot to do with Windows developers. Apple is baking Safari into its upcoming iPhone, and a Web application that runs in Safari on either Windows or a Mac should also run on the combo cell phone, iPod and wireless Web gadget. last_img read more

Chelsea will NOT splash the cash in January as Mourinho backs

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not look to buy his way out of trouble in January.The Blues have endured a disastrous start to the Premier League season, with seven losses in their opening 12 matches leaving them just three points clear of the relegation zone and 15 adrift of leaders Manchester City.But Mourinho trusts his current squad to reverse their slump in form and sees no reason to make major additions when the transfer window re-opens.“I will not ask any change to the board for January. I am happy with my players, I trust the players,” Mourinho said.“I don’t need to clean the dressing room, like I heard was written somewhere. And I don’t need to ask the club to spend money in January.“We put ourselves in a great situation being champions. We have to be again together in ourselves to put it in the right place.“The situation is good in the squad so we really believe good things are coming for us.”Mourinho was the subject of the first managerial vote of confidence in Roman Abramovich’s 12-year ownership on October 5.The caveat of the board’s support was that results must improve, but Chelsea have won twice in seven games since ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Norwich.Sporting director Michal Emenalo reiterated the club’s support for Mourinho in interviews on Friday.“Nothing that went public is something that I didn’t know before,” added Mourinho, who signed a new contract until June 2019 in August.“We were champions four months ago, not four years ago or 10 years ago.“The manager is the same, the players are basically the same too. “Nobody gives a four-year contract four months ago if they don’t trust the person.“There is trust and there are reasons for that trust. The power is in the hands of the owner and the board.“It’s time also for us to give a positive answer, which I think we are giving, but not in the results.“It’s important for us to go to a good period, because the owner deserves, the board deserves, the supporters deserve so much. Even more than them I deserve, we deserve. We’re working a lot and fighting together.“I believe a good moment will arrive. Lots of matches are coming now. Four months without national teams.”Mourinho is experiencing the worst results of his trophy-laden career.He said: “When you play well and lose it’s more difficult to cope with it. We have to try to play well and hopefully get the result we need.“In football and in management every experience is positive, but I still prefer the experience of winning.”The season has been marred by disciplinary offences and Mourinho was absent from the loss at Stoke due to a stadium ban.He returns to the dugout on Saturday, but declined to discuss his banishment.Mourinho, who has a suspended one-match ban hanging over him after losing an appeal, said: “It’s over, let’s forget it.” Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

City begins to wean Chamber from funding

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The city already has added a new position to help with business development and retention, she said.In addition, the chamber was notified of the plan in September 2004, giving it ample time to adjust its budget, Travis said.For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News LA MIRADA – The City Council approved the starting of cutting its ties to the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, voting to reduce funding by 25 percent to $23,925 from $31,900.City officials said it’s the first move of a four-year plan to eventually to eliminate funding.By reducing funding to the chamber, the city could spend money on its own effort to retain businesses, City Manager Andrea Travis said.“\[The chamber\] provides services to our small businesses,” Travis said. “We have a variety of businesses that we need to provide service to. This will enable us to redirect our effort.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How the Championship table could change after Gameweek 35

first_img shining Teemu Pukki has 23 goals in the Championship this season Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Leeds United host West Brom on Friday night and this round of fixtures culminate in the Sheffield derby at Hillsborough on Monday.You can listen to both of those games live on talkSPORT 2 with kick-offs at 7.45pm.Here is how the Championship table could change over the weekend. 17. Queens Park Rangers – 42 pointsHighest possible position: 13thLowest possible position: 18th16. Brentford – 43 pointsHighest possible position: 13thLowest possible position: 18th15. Blackburn Rovers – 44 pointsHighest possible position: 10thLowest possible position: 17th Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6 RANKED Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds could go top of the table Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES 6. Bristol City – 53 pointsHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 9th5. Middlesbrough – 57 pointsHighest possible position: 4thLowest possible position: 6th4. West Brom – 60 pointsHighest possible position: 4thLowest possible position: 5th3. Leeds United – 64 pointsHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 3rd getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 22. Rotherham United – 30 pointsHighest possible position: 21stLowest possible position: 22nd21. Reading – 30 pointsHighest possible position: 21stLowest possible position: 22nd20. Millwall – 34 pointsHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th19. Wigan Athletic – 35 pointsHighest possible position: 18thLowest possible position: 20th18. Stoke City – 41 pointsHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 19th 6 REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 6 no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jarrod Bowen has scored 16 Championship goals BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img 24. Ipswich – 21 pointsHighest possible position: 24thLowest possible position: 24th23. Bolton Wanderers – 26 pointsHighest possible position: 23rdLowest possible position: 23rd Frank Lampard is the current manager of Derby County Stoke boss Nathan Jones REVEALED Live on talkSPORT 2. Sheffield United – 64 pointsHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 3rd1. Norwich City – 66 pointsHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 3rd Friday, March 1Leeds United vs West Bromwich Albion – 7:45pm – talkSPORT 2Saturday, March 2Tottenham vs Arsenal – 12:30pm – talkSPORTManchester United vs Southampton – 3:00pm – talkSPORTSouthend vs Barnsley – 3:00pm – talkSPORT 2Monday, March 4Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United – 7:45pm – talkSPORT 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move It is a big weekend of Championship action with matches on Friday, Saturday and Monday.Norwich City have a narrow two point lead at the top, as it stands, and there are just six points between the top four. huge blow ADVICE Getty MONEY David Wheater has been at Bolton for eight years 14. Swansea City – 44 pointsHighest possible position: 10thLowest possible position: 17th13. Aston Villa – 45 pointsHighest possible position: 10thLowest possible position: 16th12. Sheffield Wednesday – 47 pointsHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 15th11. Hull City – 47 pointsHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 15th Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 6 6 6 10. Preston North End – 47 pointsHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 15th9. Nottingham Forest – 50 pointsHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 12th8. Birmingham City – 50 pointsHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 12th7. Derby County – 51 pointsHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 9thlast_img read more

Cundy’s passionate plea for ‘disgusting’ Chelsea fans to leave his beloved club

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Jason Cundy has launched a passionate rant calling for racist Blues fans to be thrown out of his beloved club.Chelsea supporters once again made the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a video emerged of a racist chant about Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Southampton vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Wigan vs Norwich (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Sunday, 2:05pm) – talkSPORT “They’ve shamed my club.”“They are not welcome at my club. They are shameful, I want them gone.”“There’s alcohol, they’re together, they feel big, it’s that pack mentality.”Passionate rant from @JasonCundy05 on the #CFC fans abusing Mo Salah 👏 pic.twitter.com/JU6Wr87kN8— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 12, 2019“People say they’re not football fans, but unfortunately they are. They’re out in Prague.“It’s that mob mentality where football fans can behave in such a way. There’s alcohol, they’re together, they feel big and strong because they’re in a pack. BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “They know they’re being videoed. I hope they find who these people are, name and shame, then kick them out of my club.“Get rid of them. I don’t want them anywhere near my club.“We’ve got to make sure that everyone does as much as they can to deal with this behaviour in the strongest possible terms.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ahead of the club’s 1-0 victory over Slavia Prague, a group of men filmed themselves singing ‘Salah is a bomber’ in a Czech pub.Both Chelsea and Liverpool have condemned the incident, and Cundy has echoed the sentiment of Chelsea, who called the men an ‘embarrassment’ to the club.“What can I say? They’ve shamed my club. They’ve embarrassed my club,” the talkSPORT host told the Sports Bar. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining In the video, the men can be heard singing ‘Salah is a bomber’ LIVE ON talkSPORT REVEALED “I’ve got to sit here on national radio and I’m not going to defend them.“They are not welcome at my club. I can’t say what I want to say.“They are an embarrassment, they are shameful, they’re disgusting – and I want them gone. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 1 REVEALED last_img read more

Hearts 1-2 Birkirkara: Neilson’s men exit Europe after home loss

first_imgThe warning signs were there early for Hearts. The Maltese side started with some confidence and Gorgie keeper Jack Hamilton had to parry a whipped-in cross from Vito Plut before instantly making a point-blank save from Shaun Bajada. It became clear that a robust Birkirkara side were not going to be pushovers but in the 27th minute the hosts came close to getting the breakthrough. Callum Paterson, playing in midfield, got the break of the ball on the right-hand side and his floated cross was met by Walker whose acrobatic shot beat Kopric but crashed off the bar before it was cleared to safety. Another golden opportunity was soon presented to Hearts. A mazy run into the box by Sam Nicholson in the 34th minute ended when he was tripped by Cain Attard but Buaben’s penalty was too close to the keeper who dived to his left to save. Gorgie defender Faycal Rherras guided a shot past the far post moments later before a Walker effort from wide on the left, after he had robbed Kopric who had strayed out his area, was cleared away from the line by the head of defender Emerson Marcelina.  Hearts’ European hopes ended with a surprise 2-1 defeat to Birkirkara on a night of frustration at Tynecastle.It looked like the Gorgie side had done the hard bit in the first leg of their Europa League second qualifying round by leaving Malta last week with a goalless draw. However, in a scrappy first 45 minutes, attacker Jamie Walker hit the bar before midfielder Prince Buaben had a weak penalty saved by visiting keeper Miroslav Kopric. In the 55th minute defender Christian Bubalovic stunned the home support when he drove the visitors ahead before Edward Herrera grabbed a second 12 minutes later to send their 56 travelling supporters wild with delight. Striker Conor Sammon reduced the deficit in the 74th minute but it turned out to be no more than a consolation with some Jambos fans booing their side off at the final whistle.  Hearts started the second half better but in the 54th minute, after the Gorgie defence had failed to clear a free-kick from Dimitrov Srdan, the ball eventually fell to Bubalovic and he hammered a shot high past Hamilton. The Tynecastle side shook themselves and rallied. Moments later, Nicholson sent a drive from the edge of the box against the crossbar before Arnaud Djoum blazed a shot high over the bar. However, in the 67th minute, it was all but over for the Edinburgh side when Herrera raced on to a pass from Plut to steer the ball through the legs of Hamilton and the home supporters vented their frustration. Sammon gave Hearts a lifeline when he headed in a Djoum cross for his first goal for the club and, although they piled forward in the closing stages, there was no way back.last_img read more

Small towns, Muslim community rally for orphaned crash victims

first_imgThey came from Lebanon and made a small community near Chatham their home, where they were raising three young children and awaiting the birth of their fourth.Now the couple is gone, and three children under five are orphaned and facing a long recovery in hospital.But the couple’s friends and neighbours, and especially the members of their faith, are rallying to ensure the children won’t go wanting for love or financial support.The funeral for Khaldoun El-Rifai, 48, and Rabia Sayour, 26 — killed in a car crash on the weekend — took place Tuesday at the London Muslim Mosque. Sources say Sayour was expecting when she died.“All of the community is showing support. Every single member of the community feels that they are family, so they want to come and support them,” Imam Amin Al-Ali said before the funeral began.Police say a vehicle carrying the couple and the three children was travelling on Longwoods Road, in the municipality of Southwest Middlesex, shortly before 6:15 p.m. Saturday when it crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with another vehicle.The parents died in the crash, police say. The driver of the other vehicle was treated at hospital and released.The three children, a four-year-old girl and one-year-old and two-year-old boys, remain in hospital, mosque officials say.“They’re in the pediatric emergency care unit. They will probably be in there for more than a month,” mosque president Ali Jooma said.The Muslim community is in shock, he said.“We saw the doctors and nurses were trying to assist one of the children, and of course he was asking for his mother.”The children have close family in London, including an uncle and cousins, ready to take them in, Jooma said.The couple and the children had been visiting relatives in London and were returning to their home in Dresden when the crash occurred, Jooma said.The tragedy hit home for Hassan El-Khodr, president of the Chatham-Kent Muslim Association, who knew the father from childhood in Lebanon.“I grew up with the family. The man who passed away, I knew him when he was about nine years old,” he said on Tuesday. “We were in the same class and we used to do homework together. … It’s a really sad story what had happened.”El-Rifai, affectionately known as Sammy, worked at Conagra in Dresden, a food processing facility.“Sammy was well liked and a hard worker,” said co-worker David Gough. “Very friendly guy.”El-Rifai’s brother Haysem has owned and operated the Dutton Variety and Gas bar for 25 years, longtime employee Lisa McMillan said. El-Rifai and his wife often dropped by with their children to visit the store.“He was the nicest man. She was a sweetheart,” McMillan said. “He just loved his kids.”El-Rifai would always make a point of asking about her family, even though he’d never met them, McMillan said.“Everybody knew the family. We live in a small town. People have been dropping off money at the store all day.”El-Rifai was married previously and leaves behind a family in London, she said.A Gofundme campaign for the family has been started by friends and variety store customers, and the London Muslim Mosque has been collecting donations.“Everybody is coming and providing their support. It is not just the Muslim community — we are finding a lot of support from the general London community,” Jooma said.“We will make sure we support them (the children), whether it’s now or whether it’s their future needs, until they reach an age where they can look after themselves.”The Chatham-Kent Muslim community is also helping, said El-Khodr.“We will be collecting some donations and we will be praying for them,” he said. “We will do our part as a community.”Muslims are celebrating Ramadan, a month-long ritual that focuses attention on reflection and sharing.“The biggest key when Ramadan comes is that you have to support others, sometimes to feed them, sometimes to support them financially,” Al-Ali said. “Support is the main key. Sharing feeling, sharing funds, everything.”Chatham-Kent Coun. Joe Faas, who represents the ward of North Kent, called it a sad time for the community.“I feel for them. … That’s a terrible thing,” he said. “I can’t imagine having to go through something like that.“You look at the trivial things that we deal with I guess compared to that.”The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police say. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.With files by Jonathan Juha, The London Free PressHow to donate:– London Muslim Mosque, 519-439-9451 – https://www.gofundme.com/f/tragic-deaths-in-our-communityRelatedLondon-area crash killed parents, injured three now-orphaned kids Police investigating double-fatal head-on crash near Wardsvillelast_img read more