Chelsea have back-up plan if Rooney chase fails
By Tony JimenezChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has drawn up a contingency plan in the event he fails to land his number one target, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, before the transfer window closes on September 2.The Europa League holders have already had two big-money offers for the unsettled England international rejected and Mourinho hinted after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Hull City that he would eventually make a third attempt to sign Rooney.“We have Plans B and C,” the Portuguese told a news conference on the eve of Wednesday’s home game against Aston Villa in the Premier League.“Don’t ask me names because it’s difficult to speak about players from other clubs. We have the conditions to try to improve our team by bringing in one more player and we are going to try that till the end.”Chelsea will again be without Brazil defender David Luiz because of a hamstring problem but Spain midfielder Juan Mata is hoping to feature after missing the opening game of the season against Hull.The club’s player of the year for the last two seasons has been troubled by a thigh injury but said he was now ready to return.“I didn’t train for a few days but I came back, worked with the physios and on Thursday last week I trained with the first team, not at 100 percent but trying to get to my best,” Mata said.“Now I feel better and I am looking forward to playing and starting my season.”UNUSED SUBMata was an unused substitute against Hull and said he was impressed with Chelsea’s performance, especially in the first half when they scored twice and missed a penalty.“It was a very good start,” the Spaniard added. “The first 30 minutes were amazing.“The team pushed, pressed and recovered the ball very high (up the pitch) and scored two goals. It could have been even more and we played well.”Eden Hazard was one of the standout performers in the opening 45 minutes against Hull but Mourinho is demanding more from the talented young Belgium playmaker.“I know what I want from him – I want more responsibility and I want more ambition because when you are a normal player you have to be happy when you perform okay,” the Chelsea manager said.“When you have top talent (like Hazard) you cannot waste that talent so I want to give him that ambition to be better and better and to express himself on the pitch match after match, not be up and down.”Mourinho’s comments evoked memories of his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007 when he regularly took Joe Cole to task in an attempt to achieve a high level of consistency from the skilful England midfielder.
Rexona-Sesc claims fifth spot in thriller against Hisamitsu Springs
Outside hitter Gabi gave Rexona-Sesc the 30-29 lead in the fourth set and needed only one point to claim the win but Risa Shinnabe had other plans for Hisamitsu Springs as she scored twice to give the 2014 Asian club champions the 31-30 lead.Yuki Ishii then made sure there was a fifth set with an off-the-block kill but the final period was theirs to lose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentMonique led Rexona-Sesc, which placed fourth in last year’s tournament, with 21 points but Juciely was not far behind with 20.Anne Bujis and Gabi were also in the scoring fray for the Rio club with 16 and 15 points, respectively, while Carolina Da Silva added 12. Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway MOST READ Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945 Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila View comments Shinnabe had 19 points to lead Hisamitsu Springs while Ishii and captain Miyu Nagaoka added 18 points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK We are young Rexona-Sesc Rio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRexona-Sesc Rio settled for the fifth spot in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship overcoming Hisamitsu Springs Kobe in five sets, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15, 30-32, 15-7 in the Classification stages Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.After struggling to dispose the Japanese in the fourth set, the South American champions then lit it up in the fifth set with Juciely capping it off with a running spike to seal Rexona-Sesc’s place in the world championships.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter
Tanya Lee | The battle for supremacy in the Olivier Shield
Now, while the Olivier Shield holds significance in settling the annual dispute as to whether the rural or the urban team claims national supremacy, this year seems a little different. It’s not quite an urban vs rural showdown, in my estimation, because Clarendon College unit mainly comprises of non-rural players. Of the usual starting 11, only four players – Sanjay Williams, Javel Ellis, Ricardo McIntosh and Kenroy Stoddart – hail from rural Jamaica. But such is the composition of high-school teams across Jamaica these days. Kingston College’s Ari Rodgers was instrumental in their 2018 campaign and was the most outstanding player in a few of their matches. Of course, Rodgers hails from as far as Uganda. The team from Chapelton Hill in Clarendon has won two of the 38 Olivier Shield titles that have gone to the rural area to date, while Kingston College has won seven of the urban area’s 57 Olivier shields. Historically, it would be fair to say the urban players dominate, especially in recent times, as the last out and out rural champion was Glenmuir High 14 years ago. The Olivier Shield should be a good game as these are two good ball-playing teams. Defensively, Kingston College is solid, but Clarendon’s Lamar Walker and Nicque Daley won’t be easy to contain. Nicque Daley is not only big, strong and skilful, he has scored for Clarendon on every single occasion that he has taken to the field this season. Daley accounts for some 21 goals, while Lamar Walker has contributed 10. Clarendon must be looking to end the season undefeated. Kingston College will be without the injured Ari Rodgers, but they have capable replacements on the bench in the likes of Trayvon Reid or Dwayne Atkinson. Roster to roster, I give Kingston College the edge merely for having the better players right across the park. Should Ludlow Bernard stick to his usual starters, look out for an intense battle in midfield with the likes of Nathan Thomas, Casseam Priestly and Shaquille Smith going head-to-head with Clarendon’s Lamar Walker, Javel Thomas, and Kenroy Stoddart. It’s as always anybody’s match for the taking. May the better team win. One Love. Another season of schoolboy football has almost come to an end. What an electrifying season it has been with a new champion crowned in both the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup competitions. Congrats to Kingston College, who won their 15th urban title, and Clarendon College, who lifted their seventh daCosta Cup. Incidentally, it is the first Manning and daCosta Cup titles for both Ludlow Bernard and Lenworth Hyde, who will go head-to-head for the Olivier Shield this Saturday, the curtain closer. What will be critical in this game is how excited the coaches can get these boys as they step down from the euphoria of last week and step back on to the battlefield for the showdown. That’s a tall order, but both teams are capable. I was quite impressed when Kingston College’s captain, Casseam Priestly, in an interview conducted after the Manning Cup final last week, mentioned looking forward to the Olivier Shield. URBAN-RURAL SHOWDOWN
RvP accused of elbowing Cabaye
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew urged the FA to scrutinise the actions of Manchester United forward van Persie, who has history with the Tyneside club following an angry confrontation with goalkeeper Tim Krul last season when he was playing for Arsenal.The sanction for violent conduct, should it be proved in this case, is normally a three-game ban.Should Webb reveal he saw the coming together with France international Cabaye and decided to take no action, that is likely to be the end of the matter.If, however, the World Cup final referee confirms that he failed to see the incident, the FA is likely to review footage of the clash, which came in a bad-tempered contest where the sides shared eight bookings.“He’s looked at Yohan and he’s elbowed him,” Pardew said. “It needs to be looked at, if I’m honest.“There’s a bit of history last year and Robin got caught up with it. It was a bit unsavoury.“Yohan wouldn’t have gone down if he hadn’t done something. I’ve seen it again and he’s looked at him and put his elbow in there. It’s up to the FA to look at, not me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, October 8 – Robin van Persie was accused of elbowing Yohan Cabaye as Manchester United climbed to second place in the Premier League after a bad-tempered 3-0 victory at Newcastle.The Football Association will await referee Howard Webb’s report before deciding whether to take any action following the alleged incident, which occurred late on in a comfortable win for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on Sunday.
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Chelsea flop reveals desire to play for Paris Saint-Germain
Leonardo was sporting director at AC Milan when the club signed Bakayoko last summer Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REAL DEAL The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed his desire to play for Paris Saint-Germain one day.The France midfielder, who was born in Paris, joined the Blues in a £40million deal from Monaco in 2017. Getty Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa And the Blues’ two-window transfer ban could see the 24-year-old regain a first-team place at Stamford Bridge next season.Bakayoko added: “My future? Yes, I will go back to Chelsea. I still have a three-year contract.“I have no choice. I don’t know what will happen after that but I have to go back to Chelsea. It is the only thing I know.” LATEST 2 deals REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Tiemoue Bakayoko excelled in a loan spell with AC Milan last season Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far But a disappointing debut season in England saw him loaned to AC Milan for the 2018/19 campaign.Bakayoko made 42 appearances as Milan missed out on Champions League football.He said: “[PSG sporting director] Leonardo brought me to Milan, it was he who allowed me to recover my form by putting his trust in me.“I have a lot of respect for him and Milan. I’m glad he’s coming to Paris, they’re the club of my heart and city. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen IN DEMAND “I’m sure he’ll do a good job. I wish him the best there. Of course I’d like to play in Paris, I won’t deny it.“It means a lot to my loved ones and I. We’re real Parisians.”Bakayoko is set to return to Chelsea in pre-season. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea JIBE Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update punished boost latest whoops Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2
Franklin Man Arrested on Federal Arson Charges
Keith Eugene Mann, 49, of Franklin, N.C. was arrested Thursday on federal arson charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. A federal criminal complaint filed this afternoon in U.S. District Court, charges Mann with one count of destroying real property of the United States by means of fire.U.S. Attorney Rose is joined in making today’s announcement by Steven F. Ruppert, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigation, Southern Region and Sheriff Robert L. Holland of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.According to allegations in the affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, on October 27, 2016, a wildfire was reported on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Road 388, commonly referred to as Board Tree Road, which is in Macon Co., and within the Nantahala National Forest. The fire was named “Grape Cove.” Court documents allege that the initial investigation of the fire determined that it was set intentionally. Additional investigation revealed that five other fires had been set in close proximity to the Grape Cove Fire, however they appeared to have gone out on their own. As alleged in court documents, over the course of the investigation of these small fires, law enforcement located several wooden stem matches. USFS firefighters conducted suppression of the wildfire, which burned approximately fifteen acres.According to allegations contained in filed court documents, on November 22, 2016, a wildfire was reported at the end of U.S. Forest Service Road 763, commonly referred to as Jones Creek Road, by someone who identified himself as “Keith Mann.” USFS firefighters responded to the fire and took immediate suppression action. The fire was contained at approximately one acre and was named “Jones Creek.” As alleged in the criminal complaint, law enforcement became aware that a suspicious vehicle, identified as a mid-sized Chevrolet pickup, had been observed in the area.According to allegations in the complaint, on November 23, 2016, law enforcement returned to the fire site. While there, law enforcement observed a small cardboard box located at the origin of the fire, with numerous burned wooden stemmed matches next to the box. According to allegations in the charging document, on the same day, law enforcement identified the caller who placed the call to Macon County 911 to report the second fire as the defendant, Keith Mann. Law enforcement made contact with Mann who admitted to setting the fires both on Board Tree Road and on Jones Creek Road.The defendant had his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell. Mann’s detention hearing has been set for Monday, December 5, 2016.The charge of destroying real property of the United States by means of fire carries a mandatory penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison.The charges contained in the criminal complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law.The U.S. Forest Service is leading the investigation assisted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Richard Edwards is in charge of the prosecution.
The Retailer’s Guide to Handling Safety Issues in the Workplace
In the spring of 2017, a Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding that employees had allegedly warned of hazardous working conditions, the agency fined Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada $106,675.“None of the authorized employees including [Garza] were provided training in the safe operation of the compactors at the front and back loading dock areas,” Cal-OSHA concluded in its report.- Sponsor – The tragic case demonstrates the importance of properly managing reports of safety issues in the workplace—and of the reach of safety enforcement agencies. It also suggests a question for loss prevention executives: what does a process that properly handles safety complaints look like?Managing Safety Issues in the WorkplaceEmployees need the forum and freedom to register health and safety complaints—it helps workers and is typically to a store’s benefit as well. If employees feel they don’t have an audience to which they can report safety concerns, they may instead turn to safety enforcement agencies.Retailers may choose to create safety committees that can initially address employee complaints, and the efficacy of this strategy improves if members of the safety committees represent both employees and management. Employees are also more likely to turn to your company’s safety committee—rather than safety enforcement agencies—if your company:Has a system for anonymously reporting concerns about safety issues in the workplace to the appropriate committee;Frequently reminds employees that the safety committee wants to hear about safety issues that need attention, andReports back to employees on the actions the company takes or plans to take in response to every safety complaint—even if it is an explanation as to why it does not plan to take action.Regardless of whether an employee goes to a supervisor or a safety committee representative to report a problem, any report of safety concerns or complaints needs to find its way into a formal investigation process. Ask yourself: What happens to a complaint after an employee makes it? Is it the same regardless of who they report it to? Is it the same regardless who makes it? Is the complaint assigned a tracking number? Who is in charge of follow-up to see that an appropriate internal investigation is conducted? Do supervisors receive instruction on what exactly to do when someone voices a safety concern? In short, retailers need to develop a system to handle all employee safety complaints.New workers should receive instruction on your store’s process for handling workplace safety issues during safety orientation for new hires. Also, stress your company’s desire for employees to immediately report any and all safety concerns. Setting the tone for new employees in this way will go a long way in preventing an anonymous call to occupational safety agencies later on. Such calls may also be prevented if your store:Includes relevant information about safety standards during employee safety training. By emphasizing how your company’s safety procedures meet applicable safety standards, companies can prevent employees from lodging complaints with safety agencies out of ignorance.Has management occasionally speak about the importance of safety as a company value. Employees who think management cares about safety and wants to confront safety problems is likely to go to a supervisor or the safety committee when they notice a safety problem.Managers play a key role in the safety complaint process. If they’re not quickly responding to safety suggestions or concerns, it’s up to corporate LP leaders to analyze the cause. Here are a few reasons why store managers may not respond to workers on safety issues:No system is in place to deal with safety suggestions.Managers aren’t sure of their responsibility and are unclear if it’s part of their job to encourage and address safety suggestions.Managers perceive safety suggestions as just a source of more work.Trying to resolve workers’ safety concerns often means having to have conflict with their peers, which they would rather avoid.There are not always the resources available to address the safety issues that workers bring up.Once corporate leaders have a good idea of what is causing managers to fall short, they can identify barriers that can be removed to set the stage for managers’ quicker response to suggestions and concerns surrounding workplace safety issues.Develop an effective organization-wide system for dealing with safety suggestions.Make sure managers understand that timely response to employee safety concerns is a part of their job.Get senior managers to put the issue of addressing safety suggestions on the agenda for at least some meetings with managers.Permit managers to identify specified times when they can meet as a group to discuss safety suggestions and how to handle them.Track the time between safety suggestions and response. If managers have to track this metric, they will be more likely respond quickly—especially if their response time is a factor in performance appraisals.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated February 19, 2018. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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De Ligt: ‘De Vrij advises me’
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt revealed “the media are trying to make us rivals, but I get advice” from Inter’s Stefan de Vrij. The Dutch internationals will be going to Euro 2020 next summer and De Ligt shrugged off questions about the Scudetto race. “The clubs are rivals, but we are not,” he told De Telegraaf. “We work for the same thing on international duty, which is to do as well as possible for the Netherlands. Obviously, we both want to play, but at the same time we also care for each other and hope whoever does play has a good game. “It’s the media that are trying to make us rivals or create arguments, but that is not the case with Stefan. There’s only an hour separating Turin from Milan, so recently we had a bite to eat after a game. “It’s nice to speak Dutch and we also give each other advice. Stefan helps me in so many ways and it’s wonderful to have that kind of support if you are new to a country. He is accustomed to Italy, but I just arrived.” De Vrij has been in Serie A since 2014 with Lazio, moving to Inter as a free agent in the summer of 2018. Of course, they won’t hold back when Inter and Juventus do come face-to-face for the Serie A title. “The battle with Inter is certainly exciting. We both want to win as many games as possible.”