0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 11- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits his position at the club will be under threat if he does not improve on what has been a disappointing 2013/14 campaign.The Blues have experienced a frustrating season and look likley to secure a third-placed finish in the Premier League standings following their recent elimination from the Champions League at the semi-final stage. And based on the managerial shuffle that has taken place at Stamford Bridge over the past several seasons, the Portuguese tactician is acutely aware that another failed season could spell the end of his second stint at the London club’s helm.However, he was keen to point out that his future is not dependant on claiming trophies next term.He told reporters at the club’s Cobham training base: “I don’t have to win [trophies] next time, but I have to improve.“Nobody has that security in football, I believe. I work hard every day to try to prove I’m the right person for the job and the Chelsea job at the moment is a different job than in previous years.“David Moyes signed a six-year contract at United and everyone spoke about stability. Everyone was convinced he had stability, myself included, but he didn’t get to the end of his first season.“So, in football now, there must be something really special between manager and club, or the manager must be something really special to be there for five, 10 years.“I’m not saying I’ll have that security to be here until the end of my contract or beyond that. I just try and prove I can do my job.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The pair had been embroiled in a running battle during the first half before both appeared to kick out at one another after a tussle on the deck.“I think for Alfredo to go to the next level or to improve he will have to channel his aggression,” said the Rangers boss, who also saw James Tavernier net a penalty before Jermain Defoe’s stoppage-time clincher ensured Sam Cosgrove’s double counted for nothing.“I’ll be honest, I haven’t had the chance to analyse the incident back so I can’t tell you if Scott deserved a red or whether Alfredo did.“But they’ve had a fantastic battle up until that point. Scott was physical with Alfredo, Alfredo was physical with them. “Two top players, but unfortunately they have both ended up with red cards.“Whether they deserved it I’ll have to analyse it. If Alfredo is in the wrong then he’ll deserve the red card.“He’ll then be missing for two games and that’s how he’ll get punished because he hates missing games.“But I’m doing everything in my power to help the kid grow as a footballer and as a person.“I’m not going to take the physical side away from him because he’ll get bullied out there against some strong physical players.“But for Alfredo to get to the next level and move on his career – and for people to trust him – he does have to channel it in the right way.”Rangers have now opened up a five-point lead on Derek McInnes’ Dons but Gerrard is not convinced the title race is now a two-horse race with the Hoops.“We’ve won, we’re delighted we’ve won,” he said. “But Aberdeen are not going away, Kilmarnock are not going away. Hearts are getting stronger.“We can’t rest on our laurels. We need to find consistency, keep growing and let’s see what happens.”McKenna gifted Gers their third goal when he handled in the box and his manager was frustrated the defender allowed himself to get sucked in by Morelos for his sending off.“My first thoughts with McKenna is that both red cards are right,” said McInnes. “McKenna is maybe guilty with a bit of naivety with Morelos, as he’s got previous with his antics.“When Morelos is on his game, like he was tonight, he’s a star. But after he went off it felt like one-way traffic. I couldn’t criticise my players’ reaction – I’m disappointed with one or two of the goals but sometimes the movement of their front players causes you problems.“It’s a sore one for us, going five points behind Rangers. There’s still lots of football to be played. We’ll use tonight as extra motivation.” Rangers boss Steven Gerrard warned Alfredo Morelos to clean up his act if he wants to make it to the top.The Colombian went from saint to sinner as he fired two clinical finishes at Pittodrie – then saw red against Aberdeen for the third time this season.Morelos’ double – which takes his tally to the season to 23 – helped seal a thrilling 4-2 win for Rangers which kept the Light Blues six points behind Premiership leaders Celtic.But former Liverpool skipper Gerrard says the 22-year-old will not be able to fulfil his dreams of playing in the English Premier League if he carries on getting himself caught up in the sort of needless clash that saw the striker and Reds defender Scott McKenna head for an early bath just after half-time. read more
Share This!©Rikki NiblettThe hype is big behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and for those of you who are fans of the movie, there is a brand new meet and greet you are going to want to experience.Both Star-Lord and baby Groot are now meeting Guests as part of the One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Groot and Star-Lord took over the spot that was once occupied by Moana. It is rumored that Moana may be moving the the Magic Kingdom, but nothing official has been announced about that yet.While there is no end date currently announced for when Star-Lord and Groot would be leaving, it is expected that they will greet Guests daily through the holiday season.
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/ New Armenia coach Abraham Khashmanyan warns he “doesn’t believe in being too adventurous in our football” for the final Euro 2020 qualifier with Italy. It kicks off at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo on Monday at 19.45 GMT. “We had only two days to train and recover players, so we’ll try to give our best in the circumstances,” said the tactician in a press conference. “Italy will be highly-motivated, as they won 10 games in a row and can finish the group with a perfect record. I doubt it’s going to be easy for us.” Khashmanyan made his debut in Friday’s 1-0 home defeat to Greece and made clear he won’t be taking unnecessary risks. “We are going to play with five defenders again. I don’t believe in being too adventurous in our football, so the idea is to defend and go on the counter-attack. “Armenia played with the same system for 10 years, so it’s important to have other options. You also know we have many players out injured and can’t do much more than this.” Roma star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the most important absentee, but he is joined by suspended Rumyan Hovsepyan, while goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky pulled out due to his son’s ill health. “Everyone knows that Mkhitaryan is the soul of the Armenian team, a player who brings such valuable experience. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one missing. “The way I see it, Italy are one of the many favourites to win Euro 2020. Armenia have never played in a particularly risky way and we won’t change that now. We are not here to be sparring partners, we want to defend and counter, trying to get a result.” Armenia squad for Italy Aram Hayrapetyan, Gevorg Kasparov, Arsen Beglaryan; Taron Voskanyan, Hayk Ishkanyan, Arman Hovhannisyan, Armen Manucharyan, Arthur Danielyan, Varazdat Haroyan, Hovhannes Hambardzumyan, Kamo Hovhannisyan, Andre Calisir; Petros Avetisyan, Artyom Simonyan, Artak Yedigaryan, Eric Vardanyan, Artak Grigoryan, Edgar Babayan; Gegham Harutyunyan, Tigran Barseghyan, Arthur Sarkisov, Alexander Karapetyan read more
Liverpool will be banking on the Anfield factor to propel them to victory against Manchester City on Sunday. Despite becoming a major force in recent years, City have a miserable record at Liverpool, where they have not won in the Premier League since 2003. Chelsea, in third place, will attempt to stay on the coat-tails of the top two away at Southampton while fourth-placed Tottenham host Cardiff. With Liverpool hosting Manchester City, the blockbuster fixture pitching first against second, both sides put their unbeaten records on the line. City lead Liverpool on goal difference but are without a Premier League win at fortress Anfield for 15 years and travel with the painful memory of three defeats against the Reds last season. City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who worked under Klopp for four years at Borussia Dortmund said: “It’s very tough, probably the toughest away game of the season in the Premier League.” City boss Pep Guardiola said he believed in his players despite the daunting task ahead of them. “I know how they fight. Go to Anfield, win, lose, whatever. It’s a long time ago Man City was able to win at Anfield. What I want to see is the team alive, and we are alive.” Jurgen Klopp’s men are stuttering for the first time this campaign – Wednesday’s last-gasp defeat to Napoli was their third match in succession without a victory. “Obviously we won the last three games against City. After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, ‘Now we’ve got it, now we know how to beat Manchester City’ because there is no real way, no one thing that you have to do,” said Liverpool boss Klopp. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever read more
With the high cost of tuition, students cannot afford to take lightly the decision surrounding choosing a major. While job seekers do not always develop a career based upon exactly what they study in school, the days when you could major in liberal arts and get a reasonable job straight out of college are over. The exorbitant cost of a bachelor’s degree, which often includes a fair amount of student debt, is forcing students to take a closer look at the monetary value their education will bring.In assessing the potential majors, it cannot be all about money. Students must strike a balance between what excites them personally and what will realistically yield a lucrative career. Someone who is passionate about elementary education, for example, cannot force themselves to be a financial guru on Wall Street. According to a Wall Street Journal article by Mary Pilon, those who have completed college, even in difficult economic times, typically earn more than their counterparts who only have a high school education; but the actual income earned after expenses isn’t as lucrative as it once was. This does not mean you should not go to college!It means that you need to do your homework before going to college. Consider the projections of various careers that are published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, talk to career experts, and look at your options given your interests, with an eye toward what will bring in the big bucks. Don’t make the false assumption that going to an Ivy League school will be worth the extra expense either. Forbes recently published their list of America’s Top Colleges. Guess what? “The Ivy’s,” as they are affectionately known, did not always make the grade due to economic considerations.According to a study conducted last year by the College Board, a non-profit agency, the annual cost of an in-state college averaged $16K when factoring in housing and other expenses; on the flip side, a private college can run you nearly $37K. The Ivy Leagues can cost upwards of $50K. With an extra $21-34K in your pocket, you could buy a lot of practical training in addition to a four year degree. You could even afford to do an unpaid internship to gain valuable career experience. What you major in can affect your income more than the prestige of your alma mater. A recent groundbreaking study at Georgetown University analyzed 171 majors and determined that fields with almost no unemployment include geological engineering, military technology, and pharmacology. Those fields that are in high demand can earn graduates up to 300% more than the fields that are flooded with candidates. Have a think on that when selecting the school and the major!While the most lucrative fields tend to be in engineering, finance, and math-related industries, that does not mean that students who are not destined to be mathematicians can’t make a living. It just means you will have to assess the potential jobs within your area of interest more carefully to try to combine passion with some practicality when choosing a career path. read more
Most nonprofits are now dabbling in social networks, according to a new survey on the nonprofit industry’s use of social networking for marketing and fundraising from NTEN, Common Knowledge and ThePort Network. You can find the full study here.I use the word dabble because I think most of us are still grappling with how we should be going about using social networks and tools. Last week’s Washington Post story suggesting Facebook is solely a fundraising strategy and the ensuing controversy shows we need to be focused on the potential to build relationships with supporters, rather than seeking dollars, on Facebook and elsewhere.Included in this survey’s highlights:-Among commercial social networking sites, Facebook is the most popular, with 74 percent of nonprofits maintaining a presence. Nonprofit communities on Facebook are still relatively small, with an average size of 5,454 members.-Four-fifths of nonprofits are committing at least one-quarter of a full-time staff person to their social networking efforts. More than half of nonprofits intend to increase social networking project staffing over the next 12 months.-Approximately one-third of nonprofits have built one or more “house” social networks. Of those with their own social networks, 86.3 percent host communities of 10,000 members or less. read more
A Royal, Iowa woman accused of abducting her three daughters in Clay County has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges.25-year-old Danica Arzaga entered a written plea Thursday to three counts of third degree kidnapping.Authorities say Arzaga took the two 8-year-olds and the 4-year-old from their home in Royal on September 19th.The children were found abandoned in Sanborn later that day.Arzaga was arrested in Sioux City on September 20th.The children had been previously removed from Arzaga’s custody and placed in another relative’s care.A jury trial in the case is set for December 12th in Clay County District Court in Spencer.