Mourinho targets third Europa League title with Spurs next season

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on winning next season’s Europa League if his side can qualify – even though he admits it is “not a competition I am in love with”. Spurs took a big step towards reaching the second-tier European competition with a 2-1 win against Arsenal on Sunday thanks to Toby Alderweireld’s late goal. Mourinho has already won the Europa League with Manchester United and with Porto – in its earlier guise as the UEFA Cup – and wants his side to allow him a crack at a third. “I would love to play Europa League,” said the Spurs boss, whose side are eighth in the Premier League table. “If you ask (six-time Formula One world champion) Lewis Hamilton if he wants to win Formula Two, I don’t think it will be a great deal for him, but it is a competition and I prefer to play Europa League than to not play.” While the victory helped Spurs’ European ambitions, it dealt a major blow to Arsenal’s. Boss Mikel Arteta has vowed to keep on fighting until all hope has gone. His side were in front through Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half screamer before a defensive howler allowed Son Heung-min to equalise, with Alderweireld then left unmarked at a late corner. Read Also: La Liga: Real Madrid on the verge of title with Granada win “Points-wise it is a massive blow because we know the results this weekend, but we will keep trying until we have no hope,” he said. “This is who we are. We are fighting in two different ways, one in the league and one in the FA Cup. Will we do our best and try and finish as strong as possible.”center_img Seventh place could be enough to secure qualification, depending on results in the FA Cup. “It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition that I like very, very much to play, but when you cannot play the Champions League, you play the Europa League,” added Mourinho. “In my career I have only played the Europa League twice and I have won it twice. It would not be bad to play a third time and win it a third time. We have to fight until the end to finish in a Europa League place. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Jerovetz renews special events awards for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod drivers

first_img“IMCA has been instrumental in making our company grow to what it has become today,” Rosenow said. “We look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come and thank all of our IMCA customers across the country for supporting us both.” SUAMICO, Wis. – Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service has renewed its slate of special events awards for IMCA Modi­fied and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers Information about JMSS shocks, shock services and high performance products is available by calling 920 265-2068 or 920 615-2508, at the website and on Facebook. Now in its sixth year as an IMCA sponsor, Jerovetz also carries complete lines of AFCO and QA1 prod­ucts and is a Wehrs Ma­chine and Racing Products dealer.  JMSS is owned by long-time IMCA Modified driver Sean Jerovetz and managed by Ryan Rosenow, and specializes in rebuilding and custom revalving of AFCO, Bilstein, Fox, Penske and QA1 shocks.  The Suamico, Wis., company will give gift certificates good for two free shock rebuilds to a top five finisher at 30 designated specials for the Modifieds and at 15 designated specials for the North­ern SportMods. “The team at JMSS is involved with the top brands in IMCA racing and a great source for gaining quicker lap times, specifically if you are racing a Modified or a SportMod,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Tapping into their wealth of knowledge is a great choice for our members.”last_img read more

Walsh learns lessons from injuries, teammates

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoWhen she first stepped onto the UW soccer fields in 2004, then-freshman Taylor Walsh didn’t know what to expect.She was coming to a team with outstanding forwards Marissa Brown, Kara Kabellis and Amy Vermeulen, and she didn’t know how she would fit into the scoring formula.Through her first three games of the 2004 season, however, it was Walsh who looked like the veteran, scoring three points. More importantly, Walsh and Vermeulen had developed a connection that could prove to be one that produced a plethora of goals for Wisconsin.However, Walsh’s good fortunes were about to take a turn for the worse.In her fourth game, Walsh sprained her ankle and was forced to leave the game. The next weekend, the trainers thought Walsh had developed mononucleosis and she had to sit for two games. When she was finally cleared to play in the seventh game of the year, Walsh tore the meniscus in her right knee and had to miss the remainder of the year. All in all, it wasn’t a good month for Walsh.”After I tore my meniscus, I was like, this is the worst season of my life,” Walsh said. “Looking back, it worked out because if I would have played that game, I wouldn’t have been able to take a red shirt. I couldn’t bear to stay home when they played, so I begged my dad to drive me to Illinois and Northwestern and my mom flew me to Ohio State. It was really difficult not being there.”Not only was the injury devastating for Walsh, but head coach Dean Duerst was equally disappointed to see Walsh’s fast start to the season ruined by an injury.”[As soon as she got here], Taylor clicked with Vermeulen,” Duerst said. “That’s why it was so exciting to see her start out so well and get on a roll, get confidence and score goals for us. [The injury] became a real challenge that you are now faced with the situation where you aren’t on the field. Adversity will challenge you in a certain way that you have to figure out what it is all about and learn from it.”When the women’s soccer team finished the season 16-6-1 in 2004 and lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, it began one of the most important off-seasons for Walsh. Put through a rigorous training regimen in the off-season, Walsh got back on the field a year later with a fresh start and a stronger leg. The only problem was that Walsh’s mental edge was still on the mend. “I was over-thinking everything,” Walsh said. “I was thinking about what the coaches thought about me, what other players were thinking, how I was playing and every touch I made. My mind was racing all over the place and it was a bad situation. I played fine but I didn’t have a great season.”Walsh played in all 24 of the team’s games in 2005, starting 15, but never really could find the back of the net, scoring only three goals in her first year back. However, Walsh knew she still had the talent and the skills to play when she scored two goals against her in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For Walsh, it was a nice welcome back gift.”It was one of the high points of my season,” Walsh said. “It was my welcome back party against a team that I really don’t like, because I know a lot of the girls on the team. I love them but it’s always a grudge match. It really helped my confidence.”Even though she struggled to regain her form, Walsh took refuge in having her two best friends playing soccer with her in Katy Meuer and Ann Eshun. These three were not only in the same recruiting class, but also went to three rival high schools in the Madison area (Meuer went to Madison Memorial, Eshun to Edgewood and Walsh to Madison East).It was at this level they developed a rapport with each other, although it wasn’t always friendly competition. “I met Taylor through (the Olympic Development Program) and all three of us played on the same club team,” Meuer said. “We always competed in practice and our club team was very competitive. I remember Taylor and Ann going against each other one-on-one all day on the field, and I think it helped all of our individual skills become better.””We had one of the best experiences playing club [soccer],” Walsh added. “Katy’s high school was a big rival of everyone in the Madison area and no one never really liked them. Katy is a feisty player in general who pushes you around a lot. That’s Katy though. Ann and I played against each other once, but it was fun since we won that game. … It wasn’t necessary friendly competition, but healthy since we needed to compete to get better.”Their friendship continued to develop when all three decided to attend UW and play soccer on the same team. “I was very excited. I thought it was really cool that we kind of knew each other already and now, I didn’t have to come in as this lone freshman not knowing anybody,” Meuer said. “Going to college together has made us a lot closer. We got to practice everyday together, travel together, see each other 24-7, going to library and movies together. We are really close with each other.””I love it [and] I think it’s exciting that you get to see your best friends everyday,” Walsh said.Through the first 11 games of this season, it seems like Walsh is back to her old self. She has tied her career high with three goals and has dished out three assists as Wisconsin boasts a 5-4-2 record overall. The key to Walsh’s early success this season could be in what she does before the game.”Taylor has a lot of crazy superstitions,” said junior goalie and former roommate Lynn Murray. “[She has to] straighten her hair before every game. She had a salad before the first three games this year and scored in all three. So now she has a salad before every game. Just crazy little things that just make her the player she is.”Putting her pre-game meals aside, what has made Walsh a complete player is that she has matured in all facets of her game, learning the skill and characteristics that go into playing the forward position. Plus, she has regained her mental edge, which she was sorely looking for after her injury.”Mentally, I am more focused and mature in my game this year than last year,” Walsh said. “Last year I was testing the waters to come back. This year, I am seeing things more, understanding my position, what the coaches and my teammates are looking for me to do. I am actually happy with [how I am playing] for once, which is saying a lot since I am so hard on myself.”last_img read more

Kodak Chevrolet Lumina used to win 1991 Daytona 500 is featured at Countryside

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kodak Chevrolet Lumina, driven by Ernie Irvan, that made him the 1991 Dayton 500 winner is being featured at Countryside Motors in Wellington.The Lumina, which came to Wellington on June 19, will be on hand for viewing in the showroom for the next couple of weeks.Believe it or not it has been 24 years since Irvan finished his 200 laps in first place winning $233,000 prize money. He finished the race at 3:22.30, besting second place finisher Sterling Marlin. The average speed for the car during the race was 148.148 mph in front of 145,000 fans.Today, the Lumina is for show and one Sumner County NASCAR enthusiasts can see firsthand for the rest of the month.“Come see a racing legend in our main showroom,” said Jeff Jesina of Countryside Motors. “You can take pictures and get up close with the actual Chevy NASCAR winner.”Ernie IrvanIn 1991, Irvan coasted to the checkers to become the first Californian since Marvin Panch in 1961 to win the Daytona 500.The 1991 Daytona was a dramatic one with newly pit rules implemented at the time and late race drama.First of all, the race began a series of changes to pit road procedure after the death of a Melling Racing rear tire changer in a pit road accident at Atlanta the previous November. There was a series of new pit procedures that changed the complexity of the race. But the rules were so restrictive that they were eventually alleviated by the next April.At the time in the Daytona 500, teams considered it too time consuming to change four tires since it had to be done under the green flag.It would adversely affect the race, as Kyle Petty ran the entire 500 miles on the same left side tires.The race also had plenty of late race drama.With 16 laps to go, Richard Petty and off-road racer Robby Gordon tangled on the backstretch. Polesitter and leader Davey Allison pitted with the leaders, allowing Rusty Wallace to take the lead. He was quickly shuffled off the lead on the restart and was touched by Kyle Petty in Turn 4. Four other racers were also caught up in the mayhem.Leader Dale Earnhart was passed by Irvan when the green flag returned, after which he spent several laps battling Allison for second.Irvin retired from American stock car racing in 1999. He was named one of NASCAR’S 50 greatest drivers in 1998.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site Opens for the 2019 Season

first_imgFacebook39Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site opens for the season on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  The site is located at 1000 10th Avenue SE.  The site is open every Saturday through November 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We accept scrap metal, yard debris and traditional recyclables at the site. The site is open on holiday weekends.Yard Debris and Waste – Cost Olympia residents may bring grass, garden clippings, prunings, brambles, brush, and branches. Wood is also acceptable as long as it is untreated and unpainted (nails are okay). Rates are assessed on load size and type of material, pay by cash or check only. Customers are required to unload their own vehicles, so bring only what you can physically handle.Recycle Non-Appliance and Clean Scrap Metal – FREEDo you have any metal waste, such as tools, fencing, fenders, wheels, posts, tanks, wire, or outdoor furniture? Bring them to Olympia’s Saturday Drop-off Site, where we accept clean, non-appliance scrap metal. There is no fee for scrap metal disposal. Please note the following:All plastic must be removed.No fluids or gasses of any kind. For safety reasons, an attendant will check that all units containing oil, hydraulics or transmission fluids, gasoline, other fuels or gasses, etc., have been properly drained or otherwise cleaned. See the web site listed below for more information.Sorry, no paint cans or batteries.No refrigerators, microwaves, television sets, washing machines or other appliances.Traditional Recyclables – FREEDo you have extra recycling from a get together, a recent move, or simply more than your cart can hold? Olympia garbage customers can now bring their extra recyclables at no charge to the Saturday Drop-off Site:PaperCardboardAluminum and tin cansPlastic bottles, jugs, dairy tubsPlastic rigid flower potsPlastic bucketsGlass bottles and jarslast_img read more

‘We Are Innocent’: Redemption Health Workers Speak Out

first_imgRedemption Hospital, which has been operating and treating sick patients despite the Ebola outbreak, has decided to keep its doors closed until its appeal for a better hospital condition can be heard.Though the TB/HIV/AIDS Unit has been giving patients temporary treatment until the functions of the hospital can go back to normal, community dwellers who greatly depend on Redemption Hospital are skeptical about it ever opening its doors again.“This hospital is the only hospital my family and I come to. Now for the first time since the Ebola outbreak, their doors are locked,” stated Tenneh Kanneh. She arrived early morning to find the Mother and Child Section of Redemption closed.The vice president of the Health Workers Association Rev. Samuel F. Faley Jr., who is also a dispenser at the TB/HIV/ AIDS Unit at Redemption Hospital says conditions there are grave.Having been selected to speak for both the hospital and workers’ association, he says “workers fear losing their job if they speak out.”According to Rev. Faley, the hospital has been facing steep challenges. He also believes that they will also face the same test if they open their doors.“Because of fear, some of our staff are not coming to work. Just the other day, we were stoned by some angry community dwellers because of a pregnant woman who died. They said the patient didn’t die from Ebola but that we’re in a society where health workers are extracting kidneys and playing medicine. I am a God-fearing man, a pastor of a church and I know what the Bible says. We are not a part of it, we are innocent.”According to Rev. Farley, the Ebola outbreak has seriously affected health workers’ mentally, emotionally and physically. “It has affected us directly because five of our colleagues are dead and gone. Our friends that we once talked to and did things in common with are no more; we can’t do that anymore. It has affected us directly because it is in Liberia our home, where we live. I would love to have good things happen in Liberia because it is my country, and have to do something about it to see it well,” he sadly added.He also stated that the Government of Liberia should begin to see the brave sacrifices that health workers are making during the Ebola outbreak.“Some health workers have worked here volunterly for over 10 years and still have not been employed or put on the payroll. We are being threatened everyday by people while some of our workers have stopped coming to work because of that,” he stressed.Rev Faley used the occasion to ask for increment in their salary. He it should be increased to L$8,000.The Redemption Hospital spokesperson also called on donors to reach out to the hospital and help with protective gears.“There are so many things that we need to list a few. We need medical trays to dispense medicine, gloves, sanitizers and sponges to check tablets. Medicine needs to be stored at a certain tempature and we need air conditioner.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Miracle Treat Day in Fort St. John Thursday

first_imgLast year, thanks to extra advertising, the local Dairy Queen raised almost $8,000 by selling 1,180 Blizzards, along with a draw for a Blizzard Bear and the sale of Children’s Network balloons. This year, FortSt. John owner Linda Patterson says the store’s goal is $10,000, to beat last year’s highest total ever. The store has participated in Miracle Treat Day for over a decade now, as Patterson says it directly helps children in the Peace Region, including some of her employees. “It’s so important to make sure that our children are looked after. If we have these facilities, then we know that our children are going to get good enough care,” she argues. “If you stop and think about how many kids that we know that actually have used these facilities, or had to use these facilities from Fort St. John, it’s phenomenal!” – Advertisement -While extra advertising helps, the success of the day is also largely dependent on the weather, so hopefully the prediction for clouds and a 40 per cent chance of showers tomorrow is off. Dairy Queen will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, August 8.last_img read more

Harry Kane wins Golden Boot as England captain finishes World Cup top scorer

first_imgThe England captain was in a commanding position to finish top scorer heading into Sunday’s final, with three goals separating him from France forwards Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann ahead of the match.Croatia, France’s opponents, had three players on two goals, but Kane remained in the lead despite Les Bleus’ 4-2 victory.Kane joins Gary Lineker in being the only two England players to win the Golden Boot, replicating Lineker’s six-goal haul from the 1986 World Cup.The Tottenham star also became the first England player to score in six consecutive internationals since Tommy Lawton in 1939. getty 2 Half of Kane’s tally came from the penalty spot, while he also scored with a deflection when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s shot flicked off his heel and into the goal in England’s 6-1 defeat of Panama.His other two goals were close-range headers in the matchday one victory over Tunisia, with Kane’s final goal at the World Cup a spot kick against Colombia in the round-of-16. Harry Kane has won the World Cup Golden Boot for finishing top scorer at this year’s tournament.Kane, the Tottenham forward, netted six times in Russia to claim the award, finishing two goals clear of Denis Cheryshev, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in joint-second.center_img Kane’s last goal came from the penalty spot against Colombia 2 Kane is just the second England player to finish top scorer at a World Cup last_img read more


first_imgHe may not look almost half a century but Daniel O’Donnell is dreading his 50th birthday.The millionaire singer celebrates his milestone birthday on December 12th next.But he has left strict instructions that he doesn’t want a big party. Wife Majella has revealed she has tried to change his mind and throw a lavish bash but the modest Donegal man doesn’t want to hear of it.Instead Majella has private plans of her own for her man.Majella revealed “Daniel will be 50 in December. He is adamant that he does not want to do anything for his birthday and I can’t change his mind.“So I have told him that the two of us will go away on our own for a couple of days so that I can have him all to myself! “I will take him somewhere really nice and spoil him! That’s the idea anyway. I’ll let you know how it goes,” said Majella.Daniel has just finished starring at the Shore Festival in his native Kincasslagh.Majella says she still finds it hard to believe the lengths fans will go to see Daniel.“The Kincasslagh Festival went very well even though the wearher was awful! It amazes me how people are willing to stand in the rain and wind to see Daniel,” she said.Despite vowing to wind down at the end of this year, Daniel has a hectic schedule next year. He will spend February singing on a cruise ship and then jets off to Australia and New Zealand in March for a month long tour there.EndsDANIEL SLAPS BAN ON ANY BIG PARTY FOR HIS 50TH! was last modified: October 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:50th birthdaydaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more