Ex-Portugal boss appointed as South Korea head coach

first_imgFILE – In this June 15, 2014, file photo, then Portugal’s head coach Paulo Bento attends a news conference the day before the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. South Korea has appointed ex-Portugal manager Bento as head coach of the national team. The 49 year-old Bento is charged with leading the team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and replaces Shin Tae-yong, who was not offered a new contract in July after South Korea’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea has appointed ex-Portugal manager Paulo Bento as head coach of the national team.The 49-year-old Bento is charged with leading the national team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and replaces Shin Tae-yong, who was not offered a new contract in July after South Korea’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Bento, who started out in coaching with Sporting Lisbon, led Portugal to the semifinals of Euro 2012 but was fired after a disappointing 2014 World Cup and a poor start to qualification for Euro 2016.He became available in July when he was fired by Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a news conference Friday. “His results at Euro 2012 were very good and he is professional, charismatic, passionate and confident.”Bento was chosen over candidates on a shortlist that was reported to include Vahid Halilhodzic, who took Algeria to the second round of the 2014 World Cup, and Quique Sanchez Flores, a Spanish coach who has had stints at La Liga clubs Atletico Madrid and Valencia as well as Watford in the English Premier League. Bento’s first game in charge will be a home exhibition against Costa Rica on Sept. 7.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img NCAA: Benilde surpasses last season’s win total, stumps Arellano Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PPP protests GECOM Berbice office

first_imgSupporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday held a protest calling for the resignation of chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission Dr Steve Surujbally.With placards and chants, the PPP/C supporters protested in front Gecom’s New Amsterdam office on Princess Elizabeth Road, demanding the chairman of Gecom’s resignation.Region Six Chairman David Armagon, who strongly supported the protest, alleged that Dr Surujbally did not conduct a fair and free election on May 11, 2015.He explained that the PPP/C supporters do not want Surujbally to remain at Gecom. The party wants to see him tender his resignation or be replaced before another election is held in Guyana.Armagon said the protest is a continuation of an exercise started in Georgetown earlier this year.“As you know we have a petition in court, the petition is not being heard so it seems as though the Elections Commission and the courts are dragging their feet on this matter. We want Surujbally to exit Gecom.” Armagon said.The Regional Chairman said too that the now Opposition party will continue to protest until Surujbally either resigns or is replaced, as the party has lost confidence in him.He continued: “And we want the Elections Petition to be heard so that this matter can be dealt with and we will be able to show the Guyanese public how the election was rigged.”The petition was filed since June 2015 and it has yet to be heard in court.It was filed on the grounds that there were voting by unregistered persons, multiple voting, unsealed or improperly sealed ballot boxes, PPP/C ballot attendants and counting agents prevented from accompanying ballot boxes and the counting of PPP/C votes in favour of the APNU/AFC coalition. The petition also asks the court to order a recount of all the ballots cast on that day.last_img read more

Ministry of Transportation says brushing continues

first_imgPhoto: Renee Mounteney (left) and Richard Prill discuss roadside brushing with directors from the Peace River Regional District – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caMembers from the Ministry of Transportation were at the Peace River Regional District Meeting on Thursday.- Advertisement -District Manager Renee Mounteney and Richard Prill were on hand for a brief update on brushing and construction in the region.Many Directors were wondering when roadside half-cut brush will be completely cut. Director Karen Anderson says the cut brush remains a hazard for both animals and humans. Mounteney reassured the District that workers are out in full force dealing with the issue.She says the brush is cut in the winter, but the rest of it gets cleared when the snow melts.Overall, Directors praised the Ministry of Transportation for a job well done, on making the region’s roads both esthetically pleasing and safe.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sick cats found in house

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – More than 100 cats – many of them diseased – were seized Tuesday as a cadre of animal control, health and safety officers raided a squalid home in east Palmdale. Authorities were searching for Tom Simpson on felony charges of animal cruelty, along with multiple code violations. Most of the cats suffered from upper-respiratory infections and other diseases from living in the filth-filled home, said K. “Beau” Beauregard, who works for county Animal Control. Most of the felines, which were taken to local shelters, will likely have to be euthanized. Authorities who raided Simpson’s home in the 37900 block of Antibes Court described foul conditions, with animal feces and urine throughout the house. “My throat and lungs were burning,” said code enforcement officer Walter Jimison. He said neighbors have complained frequently about the home, where he found 20 to 30 cats during a visit on April 24. Simpson has been cited previously for code violations, Jimison said. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802last_img read more

‘It’s a manhunt’: Mourinho slams critics after United escape

first_imgBut after being booed off at half-time, United avoided going five games without a win thanks to a thrilling second half fightback.Juan Mata’s free-kick was followed by Anthony Martial’s equaliser, setting the stage for a 90th minute winner from Alexis Sanchez, who had been dropped by Mourinho before coming off the bench in the second half.Whether Mourinho keeps his job remains to be seen, but the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss came out fighting following weeks of criticism of his handling of United’s squad, sparked by his fall-out with star midfielder Paul Pogba and other key players.“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if it rains in London tomorrow, it’s my fault. Brexit, it’s my fault. I have to be ready for this. There is a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt,” Mourinho said.“In the end we won the match and I think we deserved to win. I think the fans deserved to win. At 2-0 at half-time, with all the dynamic of the man-hunting, I think they behaved amazingly well for the team. This is what a football club is.“The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be beautiful.“For me it’s not easy but I think life is made of experiences and some are new and some are deja vu. This is new but I think it makes me a better manager and a better person because I understand things in human nature.”– ‘I can cope’ –Mourinho insisted he wouldn’t be affected by the doubters claiming he has lost control of his club and is destined for the axe.Instead, he claimed the criticism was more of a problem for players who froze under the spotlight.“In the biggest clubs in the world there are periods with a lot of meat and periods with a lot of bones,” he said.“I am 55 years old, I am mature, I can cope with it and live with being hunted. I think some of the boys are not coping well with it.“The way they started the game was panicking. I thought at some moments we could score in our own goal. It’s not easy for them.“I cope with it, with some sadness, but I’m a big boy. Clearly some of the boys, Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. All the players committed mistakes that were not normal.”Amid all the talk of shattered relationships with Pogba, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia, who was left out of the squad, Mourinho was adamant the fightback showed he retains the squad’s support.“It’s ridiculous talk to say they don’t play for the manager, they play for the club. It’s not about that,” he said.“What I asked the players is to give absolutely everything.“This is not about me, this is not about the players, this is about the club, and in the second half the players gave absolutely everything. Nothing more to give.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has accused his critics of staging a manhunt© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Jose Mourinho accused his critics of staging a “manhunt” to get him sacked after Manchester United rescued their under-fire manager with a dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.Just hours after a report emerged that Mourinho would be sacked regardless of United’s result against Newcastle, his team were rocked at Old Trafford as they conceded two goals in the opening 10 minutes.last_img read more

Cech makes Chelsea return as technical advisor

first_img0Shares0000Back at the Bridge: Petr Cech has returned to Chelsea in an advisory role© AFP ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, June 21 – Petr Cech will return to Chelsea in an advisory role after retiring from his duties as a goalkeeper last month, aged 37.Cech will perform an intermediary role between the club’s new manager and director Marina Granovskaia, which had been left vacant since Michael Emenalo quit as technical director nearly two years ago. “Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as Technical and Performance Advisor,” said Chelsea in a statement.“The focus of the job will be to provide advice on all football and performance matters throughout the club as well as embed and facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams, ensuring that the various support departments are working together effectively.”Cech won 13 major honours, including four Premier League titles and the Champions League, in a stellar 11-year career with Chelsea before joining Arsenal in 2015.The former Czech international’s final game before retirement came in a 4-1 defeat by Chelsea as the Blues lifted the Europa League in May.“I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to join Chelsea FC again and help create the best possible high level performance environment to continue the success the club has had over the past 15 years,” said Cech.“I’m looking forward to the new challenge and hope I can use all of my football knowledge and experience to help the team achieve even more success in the future.”Cech could soon be working closely with one of his former teammates with Frank Lampard also expected to return to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea’s new manager following Maurizio Sarri’s departure for Juventus.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Saudi Arabia v Egypt: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, plus more

first_img Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings 4 How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.Team newsEgypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will make history as the oldest World Cup participant if he plays.Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia are without the injured Taiseer Al Jassam, Omar Hawsawi and Mansour Al-Harbi. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 4 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. Taiseer Al Jassam goes off injured against Uruguay. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary could break a record on Monday afternoon. Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Good times Predicted teamsSaudi Arabia: Yasser Al-Mosailem; Ali Al-Bulaihi, Osama Howsawi, Mohammed Al-Breik, Yasser Al-Shahrani; Salman Al-Faraj, Abdullah Otayf, Housain Al-Mogahwi, Salem Al-Dawsari, Hattan Bahebri; Muhannad Asiri.Egypt: Essam El-Hadary; Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Abdel Shafy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Abdallah Said; Mohamed Salah, Marwan Mohsen. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm.What the managers are sayingJuan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important.“We will focus on the Asian Cup and I am absolutely convinced, 100 per cent sure, that we will continue to improve in the next six months and that we will be able to compete at the highest level and go there to win the cup.” Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch SUPERSTITION 4 You’re the one 4 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup misery Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Shy guy Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Fallon d’Floor A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers LU BEAUTY Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi and Fahad Al-Muwallad. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Latest World Cup news Hector Cuper (Egypt): “This is an important match because we want to win and finish with a good result.“We have prepared for it well and we want to represent the Egyptian people and make them happy with a victory.”What the players are sayingFahad Al-Muwallad (Saudi Arabia): “Everyone has done their best.“The managers of the team gave us a great deal of support, Saudi Arabia supported us. Perhaps we wasted a few opportunities, but we have a chance to make up for what happened since the beginning. We have a bright future ahead of us as players. We want to win the three points and we want to make the Saudi fans happy and hope that we will be able to do so.”Essam El-Hadary (Egypt): “I will be very happy if I participate and set the record.“But it is not certain.” diamond geezer Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A.The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Pure class NO JOY last_img read more

Hammers ace to Man United, Kroos ‘agreed’ Red Devils move, Everton want Spurs target

first_img 3 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Arsenal transfer news: Galatasaray wonderkid Ozan Kabak also being tracked by Inter Milan ahead of potential moveManchester City transfer news: Inter Milan make bid for Eliaquim MangalaChelsea transfer news: AC Milan reject chance to sign Gary CahillLiverpool transfer news: Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig want to sign Steven Gerrard’s cousin, Bobby Duncan – reportsHerbie Kane: Liverpool sensation branded ‘next Steven Gerrard’ by Doncaster Rovers fansFootballers who played and starred for boyhood clubs, including Harry Kane at Tottenham, Kieran Tierney at Celtic and Jack Grealish at Aston Villa Latest Football News What a signing Kroos would have been for Man United ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester United are interested in signing Marko Arnautovic, the West Ham forward. However, they intend to monitor him for the rest of the season rather than moving for the 29-year-old in January. (Telegraph)United are also looking at Belgium international Axel Witsel. Jose Mourinho’s interest in the midfielder has been renewed due to his excellent form since joining Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)The Red Devils had ‘agreed’ a deal to sign Toni Kroos in the summer of 2014, after David Moyes’ appointment as manager. Moyes told talkSPORT everything was in place for him to move to Old Trafford before Real Madrid came calling. FULL STORY RANKED And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…David Moyes EXCLUSIVE: ‘I needed more time at Manchester United… they are still struggling’Tottenham Hotspur are still not great after beating Chelsea’, says talkSPORT Drivetime host Adrian DurhamEXCLUSIVE: ‘Chelsea won’t win titles with Alvaro Morata up front’, says former Tottenham striker MidoEXCLUSIVE: Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy reveals the time he ‘completely lost it’ with Luis Suarez over dive Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 3 Everton have entered the race to sign Tanguy Ndombele, the in-demand Lyons midfielder. Everton scouts have been sent to watch the 21-year-old, but he is also wanted by the Toffees’ Premier League rivals Tottenham and Manchester City. (Echo)Christian Pulisic could seal a move to England next summer, with Borussia Dortmund willing to sell him to Chelsea or Liverpool for around £70million – as long as he stays until the end of the season. (Telegraph)West Ham may not reopen contract talks with Declan Rice, the teenage midfielder, until the end of the season. (Guardian)Gennaro Gattuso has refused to rule out Milan re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid rumours the legendary forward could return to Italy. (Sun) REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Murphy confronts Suarez back in 2011 – A 1-0 win for Fulham at Craven Cottage BEST OF talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news from Tuesday’s papers and online… huge blow no dice 3 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY last_img read more

SAD PASSING OF WELL-KNOWN ANNAGRY POSTMISTRESS

first_imgThe sudden death occurred at her home last night of well known and much respected Annagry postmistress Brid ‘Dora’ Mc Ginley.Miss Mc Ginley has been postmistress in Annagry for decades in the family post office that is attached to the family home.Her sudden passing has caused widespread regret throughout the area as Brid was a friend to everyone. Postman Eoin Mc Garvey said that Brid was like a mother to everyone. “She was very well know, a real lady and one who was always there for everyone. It’s a huge shock for everyone. She was always there and she will be very sadly missed.”Her remains are reposing at the family home.Her remains will be removed from the family home on Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. going to St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Annagry for 11 a.m. Mass. With burial in the adjoining cemetery.She is survived by her sister, Mrs Sheila Deeney (Ardara) and her brother, Charlie (Dublin), a well know member of the Donegal Association executive in Dublin, nieces, nephews.  SAD PASSING OF WELL-KNOWN ANNAGRY POSTMISTRESS was last modified: April 8th, 2012 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:ANNAGRY POST OFFICEBRID ‘DIRA’ MCGINLEYlast_img read more

SEVERAL PEOPLE INJURED IN CAR CRASH

first_imgGARDAI say a number of people have been hurt in a car crash on the Killygordon to Stranorlar Road.“No-one has been seriously injured but the road will remain closed while our investigations continue,” said a spokesman.The incident came after torrential rain all day made roads treacherous in places.  SEVERAL PEOPLE INJURED IN CAR CRASH was last modified: June 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more