Shannon Foynes Port Company announce plans for unprecedented expansion

first_imgNewsBusinessShannon Foynes Port Company announce plans for unprecedented expansionBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2018 2859 O’Sullivan urges Limerick people affected by flooding to attend briefing Advertisement Twitter Foynes planning Ireland’s largest bulk port company, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), has announced plans for an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area.In the latest phase of a €64million investment programme launched three years ago, SFPC is to invest over €20million in enabling works alone to convert 83acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine related industry, port centric logistics and associated infrastructure.The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83acre landbank having to be raised to all of 4.4metres.  The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A planning application for the project, which has the capacity to attract hundreds of jobs to the Limerick town, has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.  The same application will also see SFPC seek permission for modifications to its existing jetties and quays, including connecting its two main quays.  This will, in turn, extend the area at the port for mooring of vessels and other port related operations.The development is in line with the long-term programme outlined by SFPC under its Vision 2041 masterplan to transform its ports and the Shannon Estuary into one of the country’s premier economic zones.The move by SFPC is fully endorsed by the Government with the expansion of SFPC included in the recently published National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040 together with the inclusion of the Limerick to Foynes road, which will link the port directly to the national motorway network .“This planned investment by SFPC is essential if we are to introduce optionality into our existing national supply chain and promote regional balance and development.  This investment is fully consistent with the National Development Plan and National Planning Framework and will further establish the port of Foynes as a key national and international freight hub.” said SFPC CEO Patrick Keating.He continued: “Our business is back to peak boom-time levels in terms of tonnages but we are reaching capacity as it is.  So this is not a speculative play, it’s an absolute necessity as projected in Vision 2041 and even more so when the five to seven year lead times are factored in.  It is a huge logistical project as we will be raising an 83acre sit 4.4m, the depth essentially of four Olympic swimming pools on top of each other”The announcement was welcomed by locally based Minister of State at the Department of Finance Patrick O’Donovan. “This investment is a massive vote of confidence by Shannon Foynes Port Company in the potential of the port of Foynes and estuary.  It’s also an emphatic statement about the National Planning Framework”“The port company is on a very impressive footing now, has ambitious plans for the future and has also met and exceeded every single target since it unveiled those plans through Vision 2041 in 2014. This type of forward planning is going to deliver a very bright future for Foynes but, more than that, be a major driver of growth regionally and nationally,” he concluded.More about business here. Print State agencies join forces to tackle Foynes flooding threat Email Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleGas meter tampering leads to court conviction for two Limerick householders Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Shannon Foynes Port annual report Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State TAGSAn Bord Pleanalafoynesgovernmentplanning applicationprogrammeShannon Foynes Port Company Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

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WORLD CUP: Time for Deschamps’ talented France to win trophy

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid)Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (Monaco)Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Nabil Fekir (Lyon)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations WORLD CUP: Star-studded Croatia has potential to shine How other national coaches must envy Deschamps, who has a forward department bursting with skill and speed and goals. Fans will be unforgiving if he doesn’t get the most out of the finest collection of attacking talent France has enjoyed in a tournament.France has outstanding players elsewhere, including Hugo Lloris in goal, Raphael Varane in defense and Paul Pogba in midfield. However, France still concedes soft goals and coping with the pressure of expectation remains a problem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDeschamps is six years into the job and has had long enough to find the right balance. Fans will be optimistic he can do so, on the 20th anniversary of France’s only World Cup triumph.Topping Group C will give France momentum, with only Denmark a serious threat. But a second-place group finish could see doubts creeping back in. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DEFENDERSIt would have been a serious headache for Deschamps to choose between Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny and Samuel Umtiti for his center half pairing. That was solved in unfortunate circumstances when Koscielny was seriously injured, rupturing his Achilles playing for Arsenal in May. Barring further mishap, Varane-Umtiti will be France’s first-choice pairing. Varane recently won his third Champions League title with Real Madrid. His pace and reading of the game are crucial. Umtiti is stronger on man-to-man marking and also quick. He has excelled for Barcelona this season. With Koscielny out, Deschamps drafted in veteran center half Adil Rami as backup.MIDFIELDERSAs usual, all eyes will be on Paul Pogba. This is his chance to end the debate as to whether he is truly world class by leading France to victory. He’s had a difficult season for Manchester United, however, with coach Jose Mourinho losing patience. But Deschamps remains fiercely loyal and protective of Pogba, even though he has yet to fully repay his manager’s faith in him. Pogba’s lack of tactical discipline sees him often pushing up too much when Deschamps prefers him to stay back more. N’Golo Kante is a sure starter in the holding role. Blaise Matuidi’s consistent season with Juventus may be enough to earn him a place alongside Pogba and Kante. Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso provides excellent backup with sure passing and an eye for goal. Dimitri Payet shone at times during Euro 2016, but missed out this time after getting injured playing for Marseille in the Europa League final.FORWARDSExpect nothing different here in terms of who starts. Deschamps will go with his trusted partnership of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. It just depends what formation he chooses. In a 4-4-2, he can use both as his center forwards and complement them with the scorching pace of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe down the right flank. A 4-3-3 also suits the same trio, albeit with Giroud in the lone central striker’s role and the other two switching and rotating around him. Griezmann’s elusive movement and superb touch are vital to ensuring a high tempo. With 30 goals, the consistent Giroud is equal fourth on France’s all-time list. Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, the third most expensive player in the world behind Mbappe and Neymar, gives Deschamps another exquisite option. Dembele is even quicker than Mbappe, which takes some believing. Deschamps left out Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial — and, of course, Benzema — underlining further the depth of talent available to him.GROUP GAMESFrance will be based on the outskirts of Moscow in Istra and opens on June 16 against Australia in Kazan. It then faces Peru on June 21 and Denmark on June 26 for a likely group decider in Moscow.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017 filer, The French team poses before the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between France and Belarus at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — France has options, too many perhaps. Especially up front where the dilemma is who to leave out at the World Cup.And that’s without Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, a four-time Champions League winner once again overlooked by coach Didier Deschamps.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Here’s a closer look at the France team:COACHAfter the disappointment of losing the European Championship final at home to Portugal two years ago, Deschamps has a settled squad with experience and excitement. Given the talent at his disposal, French fans expect at least a semifinal place in Russia. With a contract until 2020, Deschamps has the chance to emulate his achievements as France’s captain when Les Bleus won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.GOALKEEPERSWith 97 caps, Hugo Lloris is the undisputed first choice, and has been for many years. He remains as agile as ever on his line and unflappable on crosses. However, Lloris has made a couple of errors for Tottenham and France during the past season, letting in a very sloppy goal against Colombia and getting lobbed from the halfway line against Sweden during qualifying. More recently, Lloris was also at fault for Italy’s goal in a 3-1 win. Backup Steve Mandanda has made 26 appearances for France and is a fine shot-stopper, but is prone to big lapses in concentration. Alphonse Areola could pressure him for the No. 2 spot following a good season with Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Vulgar imposition of parking meters in Georgetown

first_imgDear Editor,There is no dispute – the Parking Meter Contract is opposed by a vast majority of the citizens of Georgetown and of Guyana as a whole. The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) is responsible for this fiasco. While it is City Hall in Georgetown which is implementing this horrendous contract, APNU/AFC is making it possible. I suspect Guyanese citizens will come out in force to protest and reject the parking meters. It is an obligation of the political parties and their leasers to state unequivocally what their position is. I am calling, therefore, for each political party to state their unequivocal position on parking meters and the newly amended Parking Meter Contract and By-laws.The toxic Parking Meter Contract, unfortunately, is back, auspices of APNU/AFC. The People’s National Congress (PNC) threat, as expressed by Oscar Clarke, that the parking meters cannot be stopped is vulgar and insulting. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillors have expressed their opposition and, as far as I know, their position reflects the position of the PPP. The PPP, like their Councillors at City Hall, is opposed to the parking meters, at least as far as I am aware of. Clearly, given the position of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and Oscar Clarke, we know that the PNC, and their creature, APNU, not only support parking meters, they want an imposition regardless of what the citizens feel. But what is the official position of the AFC and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA)? Are these political parties political opportunists, waiting to see which way the wind blows?The AFC, which has seen its autonomy usurped by the PNC (APNU), has a unique opportunity to demonstrate some guts and to show that they can stand up for the right thing. I know that certain Councillors with AFC labels, example Councillor Duncan, have expressed their dissatisfaction about parking meters for Georgetown. But I would like to hear the official position of the AFC, as well as the WPA, now.Make no mistake the Oscar Clarke edict that nothing can stop the parking meters comes out of the belly of the PNC. While there might be a spattering of opposition within their ranks from certain Councillors, the APNU/AFC machinery will ensure that they force the parking meters on the people. Will the AFC be a willing poodle or will they demonstrate spine and object now?The City Council has made it clear that parking meters will become a part of daily living, no matter what citizens think. Oscar Clarke arrogantly declared that citizens can huff and puff, but they cannot stop the parking meters from being introduced now. In his own way, he made it known that no matter how many people protest and no matter how much noise in the world they make, nothing can stop City Hall from imposing parking meters. The PNC has spoken and they fully expect that the APNU/AFC machinery must follow the edict fully.Clarke’s blunt, if vulgar, warning to the citizens of Georgetown and of Guyana is not shocking. He sits as a Councillor at City Hall to ensure that the PNC-hegemony is unchallenged; his position reflects the position of Congress Place. He acts totally within the ambit of the PNC and in accordance with the PNC’s dictatorial DNA. In the PNC-world, City Hall is a creature of the PNC and must act accordingly. Thus, when Mayor Chase Greene and Deputy Mayor Peter, together with the City Clerk Royston King, act as if there is a divine right to impose parking meters, it is because they envisage those divine rights to have emanated from Congress Place and delivered by Clarke, as if he is Moses.While some Councillors did succeed in forcing a deferment on the vote for the amended parking meter By-laws, this is just a temporary set-back and one can expect that the By-laws would be passed and introduced very shortly. The AFC will permit a couple of their Councillors to express dismay, while the AFC executive standby, like spineless poodles, waiting to see what happens. If the public protest threatens to derail the parking meters again, the AFC Executive will claim that the Councillors who have stood up against the parking meters were reflecting the AFC position all along. This is what they did before. Well, this time we want to know from the AFC, the WPA and others what are their positions.In the end, this fiasco is wholly the making of APNU/AFC. It might be driven by Congress Place and the PNC, but the fiasco cannot be disowned by APNU/AFC. They must carry this albatross forever.Yours truly,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

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South African invests R7bn in ports, ocean economy

first_img9 March 2016Transnet National Ports Authority has allocated R7-billion to build new port facilities to grow South Africa’s ocean economy.Already, 200 jobs had been created in new port facilities. Over the last 12 months, existing ports had been refurbished and maintained, the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development cluster said yesterday.The cluster held a media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday, 8 March, which was chaired by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. The cluster said work to grow the ocean economy was gaining momentum.Oil and gas hubs“Through the public-private partnership to establish Saldanha Bay as an oil and gas hub, an investment of R9.2-billion has been realised, which will be utilised over the next five years,” Nkwinti explained.“With 14 licences issued for oil and gas exploration, drilling of two exploration wells for potential oil and gas finds will take place along the South African coast. The investment in gas infrastructure has commenced and will contribute to energy security.”Work on the offshore supply base has started, which will lead to Saldanha Bay attracting oil rigs for maintenance and repair. This will create secondary job opportunities for surrounding communities.Boatbuilding infrastructureThe boat-building sector had been revitalised, according to the cluster, leading to 500 direct jobs and 3 000 indirect jobs.The Port of Durban in #SouthAfrica is Sub-Saharan #Africa‘s largest port. Credit: CNN— African Biz Central (@AfriBizCentral) June 21, 2015Nkwinti clarified that “an amount of R353-million over the next three years has already been unlocked in the ports of Durban and Cape Town for boat-building infrastructure through incentives provided by government.“Further investments in boat building – catamaran production, workboat ferries for the navy, two offshore mining vessels and tugboats for the ports authority – and a fuel storage facility amount to approximately R3.6-billion.”Transnet National Ports Authority to spend R800m on security upgrades, starting in Durban— BDlive (@BDliveSA) February 16, 2016Port rehabilitation and maintenanceFor the 2016/17 financial year, R80-million has been allocated for the rehabilitation and maintenance of proclaimed harbours in Gansbaai, Saldanha Bay, Struisbaai, Gordons Bay and Lamberts Bay, as well the establishment of three new harbours in Boegoebaai in Northern Cape, Port St Johns in Eastern Cape and Hibberdene in KwaZulu-Natal. This will provide opportunities for local and rural economic development.AquacultureThe aquaculture sector has unlocked investments of more than R400-million across 10 aquaculture farms, which are already in production.In Hamburg, in Eastern Cape, the first harvest of dusky kob (kabeljou) has been realised, where the Siyazama Aquaculture Co-operative has sold its first harvest of the fish to the Cape Town Fish Market at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The cluster said the expansion of aquaculture projects to inland and other coastal areas in support of SMMEs will create 3 200 jobs and contribute R500- million to the gross domestic product over the next year.The first two bulk carrier vessels have been registered in Port Elizabeth, and a third tanker in Cape Town, providing opportunities for South African cadets (trainees) boarding these vessels.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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Open Source for America: The New Government Accountability

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Said Open Source for America’s David Thomas, “Technologies enabled by software freedoms can help make government IT deployment more secure, more cost-effective, faster to deploy, with greater privacy and the ability to help eliminate vendor lock-in.”Nevertheless, lobbying will be no easy feat as smaller open source companies will have to jockey for position against Microsoft during requests for proposals. Furthermore, in the past government officials have expressed security concerns with open source code. Critics argue that exposed source code can be examined by attackers and therefore poses a risk. Nevertheless, another argument for exposed code can be made in ensuring security. By moving away from proprietary software models and giving free access to a system’s source code, governments are no longer dependent on a select few contractors for their defense. Instead, an entire programming community can be deployed to defend against attacks. One of the government’s key open source projects is actually with the National Security Agency. The agency already employs open source technologies to address multi-level security on government machines through SELinux. SELinux was first released as a modified version of the Linux operating system and has since taken on a life of its own as the NSA works with open source contractors to continue to tweak security. While Linux users were at first suspicious that the NSA might be using the code base to spy on their machines, no back doors were detected in the software. Today, thousands of government employees and Linux users protect their machines using SELinux. More than 70 major companies, academic institutions and high profile technologists have launched a campaign to educate US government agencies about the benefits of open source technology. Announced earlier at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, groups such as Google, RedHat, Novell, Linux, Mozilla, Sun Microsystems and the Electronic Frontiers Foundation have teamed up to create Open Source For America. The joint effort is a coalition aimed at lobbying the US Federal government to consider using open-source software over proprietary code. O’Reilly Media CEO Tim O’Reilly and Executive Director of the Linux Foundation Jim Zemlin are just some of the board advisors. dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Another successful open source government project is Sunlight Labs’ Apps for America. In its first year, the project proved a resounding success in displaying how open source government efforts increases accountability and collective solutions. Apps for America yielded a number of great user-generated projects including call Congress Firefox plug-in and a site that tracks filibustering. Director of Sunlight Labs Clay Johnson was celebrated amongst other open source innovators at yesterday’s Google O’Reilly Open Source Awards.Tim O’Reilly said, “An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started.” As new security risks take shape and new data sets become vital, governments need to consider open source solutions in their quest to provide better citizen-facing services. If you’d like to contribute to government open source projects, check out Apps for America 2 and Open Source for America. last_img read more

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Windows 8’s 2013 Enterprise Report Card: It Ain’t No “A”

first_imgAn estimated 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold by Microsoft in the first month of sales, with an indeterminate number sold after that. But it is not clear how many of those licenses will show up in the enterprise vs. the consumer market  (or even whether those licenses represent actual user numbers). With a radical departure in interface and mission, Microsoft may have gone too far for the business world with Windows 8, forcing always-conservative enterprise IT shops to stick with Windows 7 (or even Windows XP).How Windows 8 will fare in the enterprise depends on how you define enterprise computing. What defines the enterprise is rapidly changing, thanks to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) policies that are expanding client devices beyond the worker’s desktop machine to include tablets and smartphones.Breaking down those segmenst, we can grade Windows 8 chances of enterprise success in 2013:Traditional Desktop: C-It’s easy to point a finger and laugh at Microsoft for throwing such a radical departure into the market. With echoes of Microsoft’s history of  Fear-Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) campaigns warning that “it’s too hard learn a new interface,” many observers woudl find more than a little schadenfreude in watching Windows 8 crash and burn in the enterprise like Vista did.The obvious issue is that enterprise IT – and enterprise workers – are still trying to wrap their heads around the interface formerly known as Metro. And trying to figure out how big their training budgets would have to be to re-train workers to use it. But it’s not just a new interface. It’s what that new interface represents. In an effort to make be more of a social platform, Windows 8 incorporates tiles and applets to connect users to news, social feeds and other info. IT managers, though, tend to read “social” as “distractions from work.” So why not give Microsoft the failing grade it seems to deserve? One word: SharePoint. Specifically, the SharePoint 2013 collaboration platform, which will have more social tools built into it when released.When most people look at Metro, they immediately see an interface geared for tablets and smartphones. And that’s true. But Microsoft is not dumb – it had something else in mind with this desktop. Expect SharePoint to have hooks that help enterprise users run news feeds from SharePoint 2013 about document collaboration, company news and upcoming appointments. In that context, “social” could mean “getting more work done.”When you include SharePoint or some other enterprise content management system, Windows 8’s desktop grade has to account for  potential for growth in this area. As social enterprise software grows, Windows 8 may be the best platform on which it will run.Mobile Devices: BAccording to Goldman Sachs, if you add up all of the consumer computing devices in the world, not just the PCs and laptops, but the phones and tablets too, Microsoft has just 20% of the world consumer market share – where it once dominated with 97%.That’s a crazy drop, very much attributable to the rise of Android and iOS devices, with some help from BlackBerry, Symbian and Bada along the way.So why does Windows 8 earn a B in a sector where it is clearly yet not doing that well? This is about enterprise deployments, and when comparing Android vs. iOS vs. Windows 8 devices as part of a mobile strategy, enterprises are likely to give a lot of weight to Windows 8 machines.The reason, of course, is application compatibility. As cool as iOS and Android devices are, there’s still some work to be done to get these devices to talk to every enterprise service. It’s getting better all the time, which supports Dan Rowinski’s prediction about Apple in the enterprise. But right now, Windows 8’s near-seamless compatibility with existing Windows applications is something that enterprise managers can’t ignore.Is compatibility alone enough? No.Microsoft and other hardware vendors need to release a very hot and not-so-expensive device to make this all work. If enteprise users don’t want to use Windows 8 devices, their compatability won’t matter much The Surface looks cool enough to be that device, but the Windows RT version isn’t fully compatible, and the Windows 8 Pro version is too expensive.Remember, we’re grading Windows 8’s enterprise potential, not where it is today (that would be an incomplete, naturally). There are a lot of ifs involved in Windows 8 earning even this middling report card for 2013. If social enterprise takes off. If there’s a really hot Windows 8 mobile device… But given the task facing Windows 8 in the business word, even the possibility of success is worth a lot.Note: This lede for this article was updated to reflect a more accurate estimation of Windows 8 licenses sold. brian proffitt Tags:#microsft#mobile#PC#predictions#smartphones#tablets#Windows 8 Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho walked to Old Trafford in a hoodie. And nobody recognised him

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to sneak into the Old Trafford stadium after the team bus got stuck in traffic ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H encounter on Tuesday night.Mourinho revealed how he walked with a hoodie on amidst thousands of fans and nobody recognised the Portuguese as he entered the Theatre of Dreams.Mourinho had arrived at the stadium before the team bus which came in at 7.09pm, less than an hour before the 8pm kick-off. It was then that he decided to brave the crowds and walk around half a mile under the cover of a hoodie.”We change hotel, it’s just around the corner. The players are in the bus for 45 minutes. I walked, with a hoodie, in the middle of the fans, nobody recognised me.”I took two minutes! What I do in two minutes walking, the players cannot do in 45 minutes on the bus,” Mourinho revealed before the game.The team bus is stuck in traffic again so Mourinho has decided to walk from the cricket ground to Old Trafford with his hood up! Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 23, 2018United meanwhile, were outclassed 1-0 by the Serie A giants and Mourinho made no effort to sugar-coat that reality, but his comments were a thinly-veiled critique of the club’s direction.”Juventus is champions for seven years, I think seven years in a row, two Champions League finals in the last four or five years and not happy with what they have, they want more, they want more,” the Mourinho told reporters.advertisement”They want more. They had (Gonzalo) Higuain and (Paulo) Dybala, they want more. They go for Ronaldo. They go for the best players in the world. Big club with a big past, with a big desire to have a big future,” he said.Mourinho conceded his team was “a bit” behind the level of Juventus and the elite.”To go to the Juventus level? Barcelona level? Real Madrid level? How can you reach that level? Manchester City level? How can you reach this level?” he pondered.Mourinho spent much of the pre-season criticising what he views as the club’s lack of investment in the transfer market despite spending close to 400 million pounds ($519.32 million)since he arrived at Old Trafford in 2016.Asked if United needed investment to reach the level of those clubs Mourinho replied bluntly “Yes”.RESULTSBack with a bang!Performance of the night? Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 23, 2018The Portuguese’s biggest frustration was the failure to bring in a major reinforcement in the centre of defence and it was perhaps no coincidence that he highlighted Juve’s two centre-halves, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci for particular praise.”Mr. Bonucci and Mr. Chiellini could go to Harvard University and give classes on how to be a central defender,” he said.Mourinho admitted when the draw was made he thought United would be battling with Valencia for runners-up spot behind Juve.”We knew it would be a fight with Valencia for second position,” the Portuguese, whose side are now five points behind Juventus but two ahead of Valencia in Group H, said.Despite the defeat, Mourinho was satisfied with his side’s performance.”We played against one of the biggest candidates to win the Champions League and we did the possible to get a different result, especially because the way we played in the second half,” he said.”Juventus managed to hide the ball from us and frustrated our intention to be positive. The second half we were more aggressive and that’s a big effort by the boys. We didn’t really have attacking options on the bench to try.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma Posted: September 6, 2019 Updated: 4:26 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people were rescued Friday morning after their fishing boat became stuck on in a cave near Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs.Lifeguards got a mayday call just before 2 a.m. saying the 26-foot catamaran was unable to get out of the cave. It took crews around an hour to find the cave, which was near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant.Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropsky said border customs agents were first to the scene and the coast guard also assisted them with a helicopter lighting up the area so lifeguards could see.The lifeguards jumped into the surf and had to swim out to the vessel and bring the victims back the rescue boat. Both men were uninjured.The men were asleep inside a 26-foot-catamaran, which was on auto- pilot mode, as they returned from a fishing trip near Coronado Island when they woke up around midnight and realized the surf was pushing their boat into a cave.The coast guard hopes to tow the boat sometime during the day. September 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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