The law unto himself

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Jose understands Cech discontent

first_img Press Association Manager Jose Mourinho can understand why a “top professional” like Petr Cech is not happy at losing his status as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper – but will not offer any players selection guarantees. However, he believes there will be plenty of players in his squad besides Cech who get less game time than they would like this season. “Petr Cech is a top professional, he is working as always, behaving as always, being a group man as always, being a Chelsea person as always,” Mourinho said. “Is he totally happy? I don’t believe so, but it is not (just) him. It is everyone who didn’t start the game (at Burnley).” “This period is hard for them, for me, because it is a period with one match per week, so (for the) first three matches, they clearly feel that some are playing more and some don’t. “But (in) September, (there is the) Capital One Cup, Premier League, Champions League, three matches a week, everyone is playing, with rotation, resting and (tactical) decisions – so that is an easier period for them and an easier period for me in the sense of everybody feels much better. “Now, when there is only one match per week, some are not playing and they feel (it) more, but Petr’s behaviour is fantastic, and that is important.” Mourinho, whose side face Leicester on Saturday, is no stranger to having to make difficult selection decisions, following spells in charge of Inter Milan and Real Madrid before returning to Chelsea for a second spell in June 2013. “If you win it is easier because victories bring happiness to everyone, not just those on the pitch,” the Portuguese added. “If you win, the week after a victory is a good week for everyone. “If you play one match a week, it is easier for the players to feel they are the first option or second option, that you have given priority to someone. “But when you play three matches a week, important matches after each other, everything becomes easier for me and for them, because they (all) play. “For Chelsea, there is no competition more important than the other one because we want to compete in every one.” Mourinho, however, accepts there could come a point where players are allowed to seek more regular football elsewhere – but only if it is in the best interests of the club. “We have to think about the players, and the players deserve respect and co-operation from us as a club, but the club is the most important thing,” he said. “For me, football is about club, team, players, managers, so I am the last one in the list. “We cannot give players things and put them in front of the team or the club. It must always be the other way round. “Every decision the first thing we think about is the club and the team – but obviously, if you can make it good for club, team and also players, that is the perfect situation.” Chelsea forward Fernando Torres has been linked with a move to Roma. Mourinho, though, indicated there was unlikely to be much movement in his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1. “My club did a fantastic job, not just because they got what they need, but they did it in record time, the market for us could almost close July 31 instead of the end of August, so we are very calm,” he said. “The counting down clock you have on Sky Sports News all of the time, for us there is no ‘tick tock’.” Mourinho is expecting new boys Leicester, who drew 2-2 with Everton on their long-awaited return to the top flight, to come to Stamford Bridge in positive mood. “They are champions, so they come with that winning mentality from the previous season, with high expectations and motivations to play in the Premier League,” he said. “They know that every point is important in this league, especially for the teams that fight to keep in the division, so they are coming to try to get points.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has vowed not to ‘park the bus’ against Chelsea on Saturday as he relishes testing his side against Mourinho’s title favourites. Last season’s Sky Bet Championship winners will look to build on an opening-day draw with Everton when they go to west London this weekend. Pearson accepts any kind of result they can get will be a bonus and therefore hopes his side can play with a degree of freedom. “I’m looking forward to taking Leicester City to Chelsea in the league rather than the cup,” said Pearson, whose side lost 5-2 in an FA Cup quarter-final in 2012. “The most important thing is I want to see how our players cope with a big fixture. It’s important for us to play the game and not the occasion. “Chelsea at Stamford Bridge speaks for itself. Their record there is very good but we have to think of this as something of a bonus. “Not many people give us much hope but we have a strong resolve. If we can be an awkward customer I’ll be happy. But we have some good footballers. “We may be need a bit of time for our players to dictate the tempo a bit better. There are a lot of counter-attacking sides in the Premier League. “I don’t want us to just soak pressure. We need to give each other enough options to maximise our offensive players. We have some threats.” While Pearson may be intrigued to pit his side against the Blues, he has less interest in his own ‘battle’ with Mourinho. “I have a huge respect for Jose,” he said. “I don’t see it as a duel between managers. I see it as about how to be competitive as a team. How others want to bill it is up to them.” Pearson, who may be able to welcome back Jamie Vardy (thigh) and Marc Albrighton (groin) for the match, insists his job has barely changed since reaching the top flight. “It feels like it always does,” he said. “I’m managing the same people. The problems and challenges are different but it is all about managing the expectations in terms of excitement generated. It’s been a long time since we were in the Premier League. “It’s important for people to enjoy the experience but we will only do that by performing as well as we can. “I don’t see my job to be fundamentally different. I’m very pleased to be the manager of a side that has achieved promotion with style. “It’s not an easy thing to do and for us to establish ourselves as a Premier League side it will take a lot of hard work and patience.” Belgium international Thibaut Courtois started in goal for the opening Barclays Premier League match at Burnley on Monday night, which the Blues won 3-1. Mourinho feels there will be plenty of opportunities for both men in the campaign ahead, when Chelsea are expected to contest across all domestic and European competitions. last_img read more

Considering new career and postgraduate options? Add this LYIT fair to your diary!

first_imgEmployers and students continue to benefit from the Northwest’s largest Career & Postgraduate Studies Fair at Letterkenny Institute of Technology The annual LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair takes place at the Letterkenny campus on Monday 21st October from 12-3pm. This flagship event, now in its 16th year, is an integral part of the LYIT calendar. The Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair supports all LYIT students and graduates considering their career options.  This event also provides an excellent opportunity for career changers or those returning to the workplace to assess the current jobs market and for budding entrepreneurs to obtain valuable advice on their next steps. Over 70 employers, universities and colleges, professional bodies and voluntary organisations will take part in this year’s event.  Many of this year’s exhibitors are returning participants to the LYIT event. Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer and event organiser commented, “This event is the largest careers event in the Northwest, the range and calibre of recruiters attending this year’s event is exceptional.  We have recruiters and employers from a broad range of sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Social Care services, Design, Hospitality and Telecommunications providers.” Billy Bennett (Registrar, LYIT) and Catherine Lyster (LYIT, Careers Officer)Catherine further added, “So many of the employers attending this event are returning participants of the event.  The employers continue to return to this event because of past success in securing graduates with practical abilities and skills required by the recruiters.” Careers being recruited for at the event include App Developers, Food Scientists, Project Specialists, Data Analysts, Quantity Surveyors, Marketing Specialists, administrators and much more.One such employer is Optum, Letterkenny.  Noreen Gallagher, Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition said ‘“It’s always an enjoyable experience attending the LYIT Careers Fair. The students are focused, energized and curious to learn more about Optum’s Technology Development Program. This program supports and drives each recent college graduate to take charge of their own career path by providing them with the resources in healthcare technology and to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.”In addition to graduate employment opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a broad range of postgraduate course providers from Ireland and the UK, with offerings from broad range of disciplines including teaching, physiotherapy, human rights law to name but a few…In addition to the main hall event, a number of seminars will take place during the day, including a talk about Teaching in the UK and careers in accountancy.Attendees will also have the opportunity to avail of the ever-popular CV Clinic where they can have their CV or personal statement reviewed by career experts free of charge.  A giant jobs wall featuring a vast array of graduate vacancies can be viewed in the main exhibition area.For further information on the event and to find out more about the wide range of exhibitors and recruiters taking part in this event, visit Be sure to add this event to the top of your diary! Considering new career and postgraduate options? Add this LYIT fair to your diary! was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:EmploymentjobsLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fairlast_img read more

China to set standards for self-driving cars by 2018

first_imgTags:#13th Five Year Plan#autonomous cars#China#SAE#Self-Driving#vehicle-to-vehicle Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Curry The Chinese government will “revisit” communication standards for self-driving vehicles by 2018, with the goal of setting a common national standard for all automakers to follow.Fu Yuwu, chief of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China), said the government will “lay the foundation” for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication by 2018. It will publish exact standards between 2020 and 2025.See Also: Internet giant Baidu set to test driverless car in China firstChina failed to mention self-driving cars in its 13th Five Year Plan, but SAE-China, under direction from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), published a 450-page report that covered all aspects of transport, including self-driving.The report did not define a national standard for communication, but it gave automakers new details on how to test cars on public roads and thoughts on artificial intelligence decisions while on the road.The government and SAE-China will discuss standards with the automotive industry and experts in the field, before pushing an exact standard nationwide. All automotive companies will be forced to follow the standard in China, meaning General Motors and Ford may need to personalize cars for the Chinese market, if North American standards differ.“You can’t fundamentally use different channels (of communication) right? So in the end we need a unification process,” Fu told Reuters. “This will be complicated and difficult but is in the best interests of the industry.”China looking for foreign feedback?China already has a few automakers testing self-driving cars, like Chang’an, SAIC, and Chery, alongside tech firms like Baidu and LeEco. The government will talk to them before making a final decision, and may speak to foreign automakers, like Ford and Volkswagen.The U.S. has taken a different route to enabling self-driving vehicles, pushing for state legalization and funding, rather than a single federal standard. That has allowed automakers and tech firms to test autonomous systems quickly, but has also led to fragmentation on a state level, which may not be fixed anytime soon.last_img read more

Orioles Cool Off Yankees, 6-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Before the game, Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said he probably wouldn’t use setup man Dellin Betances or closer Andrew Miller after both pitched the previous two days.Chase Whitley wasn’t effective enough to make any of that matter.Chris Davis hit one of Baltimore’s three early home runs, Wei-Yin Chen won for the first time this season and the Orioles snapped a four-game slide May 9 with a 6-2 victory over New York.Jimmy Paredes had three hits, including a solo homer, and slumping Alejandro De Aza added a two-run drive off Whitley to give the Orioles their first win this week in New York.Baltimore lost a pair of interleague games to the Mets at Citi Field before dropping the first two in a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.“The first one that Paredes hit, hopefully that fan’s hand is OK because he hit that one pretty well,” Whitley said. “But the one De Aza hit, he hit a pretty good pitch.”Delmon Young knocked in two runs to build up the cushion for Chen (1-1), who scattered five hits over seven innings. He struck out a season-high seven and walked one, yielding only John Ryan Murphy’s sacrifice fly.The 29-year-old lefty from Taiwan was in control the whole way, throwing 76 strikes in 106 pitches. Using a sneaky fastball above the hands of several hitters, he struck out the side in the third and whiffed his final three batters of the day.“He was executing his pitches,” Chase Headley said. “I thought he did a good job of locating his fastball. It didn’t feel like he threw a ball in the middle of the plate. When they got out to that lead, he did a good job of making us string hits together.”A 16-game winner last year, Chen entered with a 2.83 ERA, the lowest among qualifying starters without a victory. It was his first win since Sept. 15 against Toronto.Zach Britton got two outs for his sixth save — a brief replay review upheld an out call on a close play at first base that ended the game.New York lost for just the sixth time in its last 22.Hit hard by Baltimore last year as well, Whitley (1-1) was tagged for all three homers in 5 2-3 shaky innings. He gave up five runs, six hits and two walks.A rotation replacement for injured Masahiro Tanaka, the right-hander allowed only one run over 12 innings in his previous two major league starts this season.“When he made a mistake, they made him pay,” Girardi said. “He was just a little bit off today.”Paredes homered in the third and Davis went deep in the fourth, both on the first pitch. Whitley then plunked Steve Pearce with a wayward breaking ball, and one out later De Aza drove a 2-2 delivery into the stands for a 4-0 lead.All three home runs cleared the short porch in right field.Manny Machado hit a leadoff double in the fifth and scored on a single by Young, who added an RBI double in the seventh after Paredes tripled.Paredes, a former Yankees farmhand, has 25 hits this season, 12 for extra bases.“He wants to stay in this lineup and he’s doing what it takes,” Orioles Manager Buck Showalter said. “He doesn’t want to go back to all the things he’s been through with waiver wires and what have you. He wants to make sure he’s found a home.”New York scored an unearned run off Tommy Hunter in the eighth on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rajnath Singh Kejriwal Smriti Irani visit Arun Jaitley at AIIMS

first_imgNew Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley continued to be life support system on Sunday even as a bevvy of politicians, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Vilas Paswan, visited AIIMS to enquire about his health condition. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also scheduled to visit Jaitley later tonight.Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley’s health condition since August 10. A multidisciplinary team of doctors at AIIMS is monitoring his condition. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said on Friday, “Doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Among those who visited the cardio-neuro centre at AIIMS on Sunday were Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra, RSS Joint General Secretary Dr Krishna Gopal and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. “Visited Sh Arun Jaitley ji. I pray to God for his good health and fast recovery,” the Delhi CM later tweeted. On Saturday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Harsh Vardhan and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal visited AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley’s health. Among others who visited the hospital are J&K Governor Satyapal Malik, BSP chief Mayawati, BJP leader Satish Upadhyay, Congress leaders Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Air Force chief Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K On Saturday evening, a major fire broke out on the second floor of the teaching block at AIIMS. While no casualties were reported, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) dispatched at least 42 fire tenders and 200 firefighters to douse the flames. Earlier this year in May, Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment. Prior to that, he had undergone a renal transplant on May 14, 2018, when he was Union finance minister. Piyush Goyal had stepped in to take charge of the Finance Ministry at the time. In September 2014, he had undergone bariatric surgery because of a long-standing diabetic condition. Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part of Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government. Jaitley, however, did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing his ill-health. After the Modi government returned to power, Jaitley wrote to the Prime Minister saying he would like to stay away from “any responsibility” on account of his ill health. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more