Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a clear message to French forward Anthony Martial on Wednesday, saying he needs to do more to impress him and comparing his approach unfavourably with that of team-mate Marcus Rashford.It was the latest example of Mourinho going public with his challenges to a player, after his recent criticisms of full-back Luke Shaw.Martial joined United in a 36 million-pound move from Monaco in 2015, but this season he has struggled to earn a regular starting place. Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic rested on Sunday against Chelsea, the 21-year-old was left on the bench.Speaking before Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final, second-leg against Anderlecht at Old Trafford (10.05pm), Mourinho was asked his thoughts on the France international and whether leaving him on the bench indicated he was not fully satisfied with him.“We are together now for almost 10 months and the same way I know the players much better now, the players should know me also much better now,” said Mourinho, who opted for Jesse Lingaard and Rashford in attack against Chelsea.“The same way I know what they like, I think they also know what I like. I have to go in the direction of the players and they have to come in my direction.“That is the point – that is why Marcus Rashford, even without scoring goals, even without being without a Premier League goal since September, even with that, he was always a player that I trusted, a player that I played, was always a player that I support, because he was always coming in my direction, the direction of what I want from a player, what I want from a Manchester United player,” the United manager said.“It is about that – we have to know each other better and better and go in the direction. Do I think Anthony has potential? Yes. Do I think he can play successfully for me? Yes, I think. But he needs to give me things that I like very much,” he said.Mourinho also said that Wayne Rooney could be back on the bench for Thursday’s game if he comes through training on Wednesday without any reaction from an ankle injury.The fixture stands at 1-1 after the first leg.
Hundreds of squatters in the area known as LPRC Fence in Gardnersville outside Monrovia were told last Saturday morning to peacefully demand from the Liberian government the land on which they have invested thousands of US dollars as their new home.The area, which is part of the Monrovia Industrial Park, was squatted on by thousands of people during and following the civil war. Now GOL is demanding that they relocate because it plans to demolish all the structures in the area in order to reinstate the industrial park.“I know Ellen is a good mother,” stated Prince Kreplah, executive director of Citizens United to Promote Peace and Democracy in Liberia, a non-governmental organization. “She will behave like a mother whose children are asking for help.”Kreplah told the gathering that demanding for their rights as Liberian citizens is good, but “it must be done with respect and in peace.”“This is the only land that you cannot be deported from,” Kreplah told them as thousands cheered, “and therefore you ask the President, your mother, to let you live here.”He reminded them that there are many Liberians who were uprooted by the recent civil-war and have made residences in other countries and other places in Liberia as well.“Many of you were uprooted from your previous homes far and near and as a result you deserve to be helped by the government, your government in the best way,” he said.He added, “Your brothers and sisters who were uprooted from Liberia and are in other countries are asking for dual citizenship so that they can return to make their contributions to Liberia.“You are not asking for dual citizenship but you are asking the government to let you live on the land of your forefathers and I think your demand should be granted.”Kreplah told them, “Since the voice of the people is the voice of God, and since when we say government it means you, then it is important that the Liberian government listens to you and your demand to be let alone to live here.”He added, “I know this government is a responsible government and it will act humanely and responsibly.”Kreplah said he had no doubt that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would not encourage the demolition of over 2,000 houses and displace nearly 60,000 Liberian citizens in the wake of the recent Ebola tragedy, of which many of the residents are survivors.Speaking to the Daily Observer Sayee Davis, 41, a retired Coast Guard personnel who has resided in the community for the last twelve years, said the recent announcement that houses in the community would be demolished has added more to the problems of the residents.Though the exercise was not carried out due to a last minute order from the Supreme Court, the residents are still worried.“We have been running since the war,” Davis said, “Where do we go from here?” He said should the Liberian government decide to eventually demolish the houses, “it would be a deliberate act by the government to create homeless people in the country.”A resident who identified himself as Komara, a mechanic, said, “I came here to reside with my nine children and other family members.“I lost two sisters to Ebola and the community asked me to leave. They threw our things out and we had to leave. This is home for us,” said Komara. “Who will listen to us?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000MADRID, March 12- Brazilian striker Neymar believes Barcelona can repeat the best season in the club’s history when Pep Guardiola’s side won the treble in 2008/09 in the coming months.The Catalans lead Real Madrid by a point in La Liga, will face Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey and lead Manchester City 2-1 after the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. “I think we have the team to think about winning the treble,” Neymar said on Wednesday.“We will give everything to win it. I don’t want to choose any title, I want to win all three.”Real have handed the initiative in the title race to their eternal rivals with a series of slip-ups in recent weeks.And Barca can take a huge step towards winning the league for the fifth time in seven seasons when they host Madrid on March 22.“The Clasico will be a final, we will prepare for it like that. Madrid are a very difficult team to play against, but we are only thinking about winning the game.“The lead won’t be definitive because the league is very long and there are still a lot of games to go. We need to play our game and concentrate on winning.”The Clasico will see the two most expensive frontlines in history go head-to-head once more as Barca’s on-form trio of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi take on Madrid’s three-pronged attack of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.“I think so,” Neymar replied when asked if he thought Barca’s front three was better than Madrid’s.“But we focus on ourselves, we don’t think about the opponents.“We try to do damage to rival defences and every day we understand each other better. They are two brilliant players.“Leo is the best in the world and Suarez is a great goalscorer. It is an honour for me to play with them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo seems to have a particularly nasty case. You can chart his outbreak over the past couple of weeks and watch it progress with alarming speed. It started almost undetectably with Rocky getting on his high horse about Paris Hilton’s release from – and immediate return to – county jail. So many people were trying to use Paris’ woes to catch a piece of the spotlight that it was hard to tell whether Delgadillo’s commentary indicated anything more than the usual political grandstanding. But the symptoms became clear when the press turned its attention Rocky’s way, and found a shocking amount of hypocrisy. Even as he was calling for Hilton’s head (figuratively) and those who may have given her special treatment (Sheriff Baca), Rocky’s own wife was guilty of a strikingly similar situation. Paris might have been driving drunk and without a license, but at least she wasn’t running into things all over town with no insurance or license, then sticking the public with the bill. There’s no true test of this disease. No antibodies to identify who has it. But it’s the only explanation for how otherwise not-dumb people could suddenly be struck so dumb. How could Harvard-educated Rocky assume that having his staff baby-sit his kids and do other personal errands wouldn’t go unnoticed as the scrutiny of his office heated up, especially considering all those political feet he squashed on the way to the TV cameras? King George Fever is not a new disease. In fact, it’s as old as politics itself. Like Ebola, there are sporadic outbreaks that – thankfully – haven’t spread too far beyond politicians and their circles of influence. Transmission comes via politician-to-politician contact. The disease is so potent that it tends to turn up, then burn out before it can spread to the general public. Thank God. Take the case of San Diego Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who was most likely one of the infected as well as a longtime carrier. On the surface, Cunningham seemed like an upstanding politician. Inside, the sickness turned him into an ethical monster who saw no problem with accepting gifts and cash from defense lobbyists whose bosses were getting contracts voted on by Cunningham himself. No one caught the case until 2005 – years after infection – and by then it was too late to save his public persona. San Francisco’s Ed Jew is already on political life support, and is not expected to survive much longer. Mayor Villaraigosa and Sheriff Baca appear to have mild cases of the disease, evidenced by their curious public behavior in recent weeks and enduring hubris. Still, with the right amount of vigilance and early treatment of the symptoms, such as setting double standards and throwing private tantrums, they could have long and healthy political careers. Unfortunately, early detection of King George Fever is especially difficult since those most vulnerable are often infected with a complementary, but less fatal, disease called Political Hangeronism that renders their moral compass inoperative. King George Fever is a potentially explosive disease, if left unchecked. It is stoppable, however, particularly with modern technology. The onus for this public-health danger rests on the public to be vigilant for signs in its elected representatives. Sadly, it may be too late for Rocky Delgadillo, poor guy. End stage. The prognosis is grim. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And does Ed Jew really believe that he could live outside his district and it wouldn’t get found out? You might not know who Ed Jew is, but you should. He’s a San Francisco supervisor under investigation by the FBI for shaking down businesses in his district for thousands of dollars. His very job is in jeopardy as the San Francisco city attorney tries to force him out for not living in the district – or even in the county. But more importantly, he is one of those who have been infected in an outbreak that’s raging through California’s political class. Some virus or parasite or brain cloud – science has yet to identify which – seems to be attacking elected officials, and those in Los Angeles with particular virulence. It hits basic common sense first, then spreads throughout the body, impairing judgment, perspective and normal critical-thinking skills. As the disease – call it King George Fever – progresses, it causes delusions of grandeur in the infected, who come to believe that they are special, or even chosen by God, and protected in some mystical way from the normal rules of the universe. In its final stage, there’s no known cure. It’s 100 percent fatal to political life. THERE is something wrong with our politicians, and it could be spreading. Did Rocky Delgadillo imagine that his job as the top law enforcer for Los Angeles exempted him from the rules that he applies to everyone else? Did Sheriff Lee Baca honestly think that he could give special treatment to another celebrity and no one would notice? Did Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa truly believe that the public wouldn’t assume Corina filed for divorce and moved out of Getty House because he was fooling around?
1 Pedro in action for Chelsea Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has reportedly turned down the chance to re-sign Pedro from Chelsea.The Spanish winger swapped the Nou Camp for Stamford Bridge in the summer but has found it difficult to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.Pedro has only managed three goals in 21 appearances for the Blues this season and has yet to nail down a regular starting role.According to Sport, Pedro is open to the idea of returning to Barcelona but Enrique is more interested in securing the services of either Nolito or Denis Suarez.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsRecruits will do their weapons training at the department’s Pitchess Ranch facility and their driving training in Pomona, sheriff’s officials said. The academy is expected to have four training courses a year at the college site, the department’s third training academy. The other academies are in Whittier and Santa Clarita. Having an academy in their own backyard should help bolster recruiting from northern Los Angeles County, officials said. “It’s wonderful for people who live up here who want to become involved in law enforcement,” said Capt. John Witt, commander of the Palmdale sheriff’s station. “It eliminates one of their obstacles – having to travel down below.” The academy is part of an effort by the Sheriff’s Department to address a manpower shortage of 1,000 deputies. At the Lancaster station, there are 28 vacancies while at the Palmdale station, there are 26. LANCASTER – Hailing it as a way to bolster recruiting and local law enforcement, officials celebrated on Tuesday the completion of the Sheriff’s Training Academy at Antelope Valley College. College and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials joined together in a ceremony at the academy, composed of two modular buildings on the north end of the campus. The academy will receive its first class of cadets in November. “(Sheriff) Lee Baca thought this was a community that could deliver a large number of recruits,” said Chief William McSweeney, head of the Sheriff’s Department’s training division. “It’s going to brighten the law enforcement picture in this community.” The academy will handle from 50 to 75 recruits at a time. The recruits will do their class work for the 18-week academy as well as their physical training at AVC. At one point, the Palmdale station was down 47 deputies, Witt said. “We are making a significant dent,” Witt said. Capt. Carl Deeley, commander of the Lancaster station, said the academy will not only help recruit from northern Los Angeles County, but will also be attractive to southern Kern County residents who might not want to drive to Santa Clarita or Whittier for training. AVC President Jackie Fisher said the academy will complement the college’s existing associate degree program in administration of justice. That program will help attract recruits for the academy. District Attorney Steve Cooley called the academy the fourth jewel in the region’s law enforcement crown, joining the brand new sheriff’s station in Palmdale and the relatively recent Lancaster sheriff’s station and the Antelope Valley Courthouse. “It’s going to allow the Sheriff’s Department to better fulfill its mission to not only protect the citizens of the Antelope Valley but all of L.A. County,” Cooley said. The academy, estimated to cost about $500,000, is a joint project among the college, the Sheriff’s Department, and the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Most working parents with preschoolers at home see the morning day-care dropoff as more of a necessity than a choice.In a survey by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network, more than 80 percent of parents said the primary reason for seeking child care is that they have to work. But plenty of parents who could stay home with the kids are choosing to send them to preschool centers for other reasons. “I had a choice, and I chose to put my kids in day-care lite to get my writing career going,” said Erika Schickel, a mid-city mother of two girls and author of a new book titled “You’re Not the Boss of Me.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’She started her daughters, now 8 and 11, in day care a few mornings a week before they were 2 years old. She said there were a few rough spots during the transition, but that overall, her kids are better for the experience. “They are extremely happy with no attachment issues. … I think it’s good for kids to go and be independent.” Schickel represents a category somewhere in the middle of the day-care dilemma. On one side are the vast majority of working parents – both single moms and two-income couples – who use outside child care to be able to hold down jobs. A survey from the Urban Institute found that 73 percent of children under 5 with an employed parent were in an arrangement other than care by a parent. While many working parents who use outside child care may feel ambivalent about it, most don’t feel they have a choice. Estela Nievez, a single mother of three, falls into this camp. Nievez, office manager for an insurance brokerage in Culver City, takes her 2-year-old and 4-year-old to a preschool program at a Girls Club near Inglewood. Her 6-year-old daughter also attends an after-school program there. The government-subsidized program allows her to work full time. “It’s not easy,” said Nieves, who moved from San Luis Obispo and doesn’t have family in the area to help out. “If I didn’t have this service, I wouldn’t be working.” On the other side of the debate are parents – mainly women – who have chosen to stay at home with their kids because the family can live on one income and because they want to do it. This group has been growing in recent years, and it is based on the firm belief that day care should be avoided if possible. Kids or career? Chita Thalheimer, a married chiropractor in Long Beach, said she decided to sell her practice when she got pregnant so that she could raise her child. “Day care was never an option, because I feel a mother should take care of her child during the younger years, if possible,” she said. “Working 60 hours per week would not have given me that option.” She said she misses working but doesn’t have any regrets. Then there’s the somewhere-in- between group. These mothers have enough income from their husbands to be able to stay home, but are opting instead to pursue careers or education and let someone else watch the kids. Some have ambivalent feelings about their arrangements; some don’t. Christine Garcia is a litigation lawyer who lives in Long Beach and commutes to downtown Los Angeles every day. She enrolled her infant daughter in full-time child care at 4 months, and while she had planned to return to work, she has mixed feelings about it now. “I’m here working and my baby is at day care, and I think, `Gosh, I could be playing with her,’ so there’s a lot of internal battles.” However, she said that in the legal profession, stopping to raise a child and then coming back is like starting all over. “I know that not working is not an option,” she said. “I admire stay-at-home moms, but I’m so used to this fast-paced life. But at the same time, it’s punishment. It’s a double-edged sword.” Better than a sitter Some moms of older kids say it’s better for them to spend the day in day care than spending the whole day at home. Jennifer Thayer is a biology graduate student at California State University, Los Angeles. She is also a mother of three who moved with her husband and family from Redding last spring. At that time, she thought about cutting day care back from full-time to part-time, but decided the kids were used to full-time, and that a dynamic social environment was better for them than being at home with a baby sitter. The Thayers pay about $2,300 a month for their kids – all 5 and under – to attend Woodbury Preschool Village in Altadena. Thayer notes the price is almost comparable to hiring a nanny. But she prefers that the kids are in a group setting, and the family can afford the high tuition. The director of another child-care center, Village Infant/Toddler Center & Preschool in Burbank, said that while her business depends on parents using day care, her own choice was to stay at home with her children in the early years. “This is my business and this is what I love to do, but I would love it if parents could stay home with their kids,” said Kathy Ramirez. “But that’s just not the reality we live in.” Commutes add pressure She said many of the parents with kids at the center live in places like Santa Clarita and Palmdale and commute to jobs at the studios. They are full-time workers and do day care because they feel they have to. In some cases, that “need” comes in the form of being able to afford nice vacations and a certain standard of living. Those things have a perceived value that the stay-at-home moms may not agree with. A 10-year study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, found that the more time children spent in child care from birth to age 4
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season. He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018Mike Phelan, a United assistant under Sir Alex Ferguson, returns to the club to work with Solskjaer, alongside current coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.Solskjaer said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, added: “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”Molde have confirmed that Solskjaer will return to the club in May, with chief executive officer Oystein Neerland saying they are happy to ‘lend’ their coach to United. Solskjaer took Cardiff down to the Championship and left a few months later MONEY ADVICE RANKED Latest Football News 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The page was quickly deleted Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card He lasted less than nine months in charge.Just over a year later, Solskjaer returned to Molde, though they have yet to win a trophy during his second spell as manager.Earlier this month, Solskjaer signed a new contract with Molde taking him to the end of the 2021 season. huge blow Solskjaer’s managerial career Solskjaer’s appointment appeared to be confirmed by mistake on Tuesday evening, but the page was later deleted from Manchester United’s website.The 45-year-old spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford as a player, scoring 126 goals for the club.His most famous moment was scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, which confirmed Manchester United as England’s first ever – and still only – Treble winners.The leaked confirmation of Solskjaer’s appointment was a video of his goal against Bayern Munich, with a caption reading: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade He also represented Molde and the Norway national team, before hanging up his boots in 2007 and beginning his coaching career with United’s reserves the following year.Molde handed Solskjaser his first senior management position in 2011, and after winning two Norwegian league titles and the domestic cup he was hired by Cardiff.His spell in Wales is largely viewed as a disaster, with the Bluebirds relegated from the Premier League under his tutelage. Solskjaer left Cardiff early the following season with the club 17th in the Championship table. REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Solskjaer’s first match in charge of United will be against former club Cardiff, with the Red Devils visiting Wales on Saturday. talkSPORT will bring you full live commentary of the Premier League clash, kick-off 5:30pm.Manchester United plan to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the season. They will become the sixth coach to sit in the Old Trafford hot seat since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, after David Moyes, Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer. 2 BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their caretaker manager, the Premier League club have confirmed.Solskjaer succeeds Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot seat following the Portuguese’s sacking on Tuesday.The Red Devils legend joins from Molde to take up his position with United, signing a contract until the end of the 2018/19 season. Molde (2010-2014): P125, W69, D25, L31, Win% 55.2Cardiff (2014): P30, W9, D5, L16, Win% 30Molde (2015-2018): P118, W66, D19, L33, Win% 55.9 REVEALED Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent three spells as a senior manager, with two spells at Molde either side of a poor time in charge of Cardiff shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
On BT Sport, Gary Lineker suggested Sterling was underestimated because he was English.But Ferdinand replied: “I don’t think that is the only reason. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “How he’s carrying himself is a testament to him. Other young players of all cultures can learn from what he’s doing.” 👏@rioferdy5, @JoleonLescott and @GaryLineker have nothing but respect for Raheem Sterling after his off-field behaviour has matched his form on the pitch. pic.twitter.com/apsWQYbRQY— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 12, 2019“I think he has alluded to it that is he is judged by the colour of his skin sometimes.“I don’t think that is too far from the truth. If Harry Kane was doing what he was doing then we are all talking about Harry Kane being the European Player of the Year.“That is no slight on Harry Kane, but that is how Raheem is judged. His performances have helped Pep Guardiola’s side to the Carabao Cup, top of the Premier League and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.The 24-year-old was on the scoresheet as City thrashed Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad in the last-16.Despite the plaudits he has received for his excellent work on the pitch, Ferdinand believes he will be overlooked for the PFA player of the year award. MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED ADVICE Rio Ferdinand was speaking as a pundit on BT Sport REVEALED 2 RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Rio Ferdinand believes Raheem Sterling there are contributing factors into why the England star may not win individual gongs.Sterling has enjoyed a superb season with Manchester City where he has netted 19 times in 39 appearances with 15 more assists. 2 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Raheem Sterling has 19 goals in all competitions for City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “Not only is he maturing on the pitch but off the pitch how he is carrying himself is a testament to him and other young players of every cultures can a note from what he is doing.“He is showing it is beneficial to talk. If you can talk eloquently and do it at the right time then you will get you point across in the right way.”