Mourinho says ‘fantastic relationship’ enables him to criticise players

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his strong bond with his players means he is completely comfortable criticising them in public.Mourinho has been quick to question some of his star names – notably Eden Hazard – in recent months.But the Portuguese said the relationship is better for being open and honest – and compared it to the bond he had with his squad in his first stint as boss from 2004.“It is part of my job to find the best strategy to get the best out of my players,” Mourinho said.Click here for five reasons Chelsea’s visit to Selhurst could be very different this time around“I love to praise players publicly and I don’t love to criticise, but sometimes by strategy or by frustration with a bad performance or result I do it.“The most important thing is the personal relationship. When you have that you can criticise. A manager, coach, friend or wife criticises you for your good.“I have a fantastic relationship with them. It reminds me of the relationship I had at Chelsea with the first group of guys.”Mourinho was particularly harsh on his players after last season’s away loss against Saturday’s opponents Crystal Palace – one of five defeats against teams outside the Premier League’s top eight.He praised the defence but questioned the commitment and fight of some of his attacking players after the 1-0 reverse.“We lost last season because they were better than us in every aspect of the game,” Mourinho said. “It was one of these games where I deserved to lose.“We have more personality to impose our game now. We have to try to play our game and not their game because in their game, they are better than us.“We are a good team and we know that, but we know we have a long way to go and a long way to improve.“We are in the most difficult competition in the world which is the Premier League. Here any result can happen at any stadium.“I am not in hell when things are not going well and I am not in paradise when things are going well.”See also:Mourinho unhappy with players after drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dinner with the FT – Geared for Growth

first_img18:30    Networking Drinks Reception19:15    Guests Seated19:20    Opening Remarks – Richard Lapper – Economic Growth & Miller Matola Welcome AddressPanel discussion: Chaired By Richard Lapper19:30    Deputy Minister Ernest Godongwane – Economic DevelopmentTheme – Growth Path19:40    Brian Dames – CEO EskomTheme – Power & Energy19:50    Minister Paul Mashatile – Arts & CultureTheme – The Heritage Sectors & their contribution to the Economy20:20    ANY QUESTIONS?A ‘free style’ Q&A panel sessions to allow dinner guests an opportunity to questions speakers on issues highlighted20:25    Starter Served20:45    Starter Cleared20:50    Main Course Served21:20    Main Course Cleared21:25    Closing – Miller Matola21:35    Dessert & Networkinglast_img read more

Paul Desiderio grateful for UAAP Finals stint for boosting his PBA draft stock

first_imgLacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ The captain who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP basketball finals in 32 years had his first taste of official PBA action when he participated in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Desiderio, who’s always maintained a happy-go-lucky attitude outside the court, was still brandishing a wide smile and said he’s still on a high after the Fighting Maroons featured in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I think I haven’t rested one bit,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, I have no choice but to do this so I can achieve my dream of playing in the PBA.”Desiderio’s Fighting Maroons got swept in the championship round with Ateneo taking its 10th title in two games. MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Despite the loss in the lone finals of his collegiate career, Desiderio said he wouldn’t be in his position if not for the inspiring run UP had in Season 81.UP finished the eliminations as the third seed with an 8-6 record and fought its way to its first championship series since winning the title in 1986.Desiderio said there’s some pressure especially after he led the Fighting Maroons to the finals as their emotional leader, but it also gave him the stock to become a potential first rounder.“Of course there’s some pressure because I was fresh off the UAAP finals,” said Desiderio who, along with UP teammate Diego Dario, are the only two applicants of the 47 that applied straight out of college. “The UP community expects much out of us, but I’m just euphoric I’m in this level.”“The finals were really a big help to my stock because if we weren’t in the finals I wouldn’t be even known at this kind of level.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MANILA, Philippines—The Paul Desiderio party isn’t stopping any time soon.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kawhi Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriorslast_img read more

Nick Cannon To Host Kidney Walk

first_imgAward winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV’s top rated “America’s Got Talent” Nick Cannon will soon shine the spotlight on the body’s least known but most hardworking organ—the kidney.Nick Cannon To Host Kidney WalkNick Cannon, who never gave his own kidneys a second thought, was hospitalized last winter for acute kidney injury and diagnosed with lupus nephritis. His condition has stabilized and he’s now stepping out in support of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk to spread the word about kidneys and kidney disease.“The kidneys filter out toxins in the blood, acting as the body’s purifier, but unless they stop working, people pay no attention. The fact is there are 26 million Americans with kidney disease and most don’t know it. One in three people in this country are at risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes—the two leading causes. So none of us can afford to ignore this anymore,” says Cannon.Cannon will host and help kick off the Kidney Walk in New York City on October 14 at South Street Seaport, a 5K event that will draw 7,000 walkers who will help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease.“This walk will help those at risk take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked,” said Cannon. “By participating in the Kidney Walk, we’re all helping get the word out about screening and the importance of healthy lifestyle in preventing kidney disease. I had very unhealthy eating habits but I now know that eating low fat, low sodium and low sugar diets and keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control can prevent kidney damage.”Onsite registration for the NYC Kidney Walk begins at 9:30 am and the Walk starts at 10.30 am. Walkers participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues. Cannon is urging New Yorkers to step out with him as part of Team Nick Cannon. To support his efforts, those in New York or anywhere in the country can make a contribution by visiting www.Teamnickcannon.comThe National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by this disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.The NYC event is one of nearly 100 Kidney Walks held by the National Kidney Foundation in cities around the country. For more information or to support the event, visit read more