Western Bureau: Scoring a hat-trick in today’s daCosta Cup final is uppermost in the mind of Dinthill Technical’s striker Rodave Murray. “Winning the title with this team would be an amazing feeling, but scoring a hat-trick in the final, plus winning, would be extraordinary. That is what I am focusing on at the moment,” declared Murray ahead of today’s showdown with St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS). Such is the confidence of Dinthill’s most prolific goalscorer this year, having netted 27 times so far. Murray has been their most dependable player and is noted for his high skill level. Aware of STETHS threat He said he is aware of the threat STETHS pose to them lifting the title after a 34-year wait, adding that it’s a final worth seeing, as his team is hungry and desirous of proving themselves worthy champions. The wily 18 year-old forward has been a real threat to opponents all season, as his close controlling and dribbling skills make it a difficult task for defenders to stop him. “I love to lead by example, so I work hard for the team, and with my goals, we are able to reach the final. Now (that) we are here, we are hoping to enjoy the moment, play good football and score to win,” Murray said.
4 4 A crucial eight daysThe next week could make or break Mourinho’s future as manager of the Blues – exit from the League Cup, defeat to Liverpool and a Champions League struggle could easily spell the end of his tenure.But can the Portuguese do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke?Mourinho’s crunch week starts tonight, when his side travel the Britannia Stadium to face Mark Hughes’ Potters in the fourth round of the League Cup. Then Chelsea return to league action with a potentially tough match against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday. Klopp will be looking for his first league win as Reds boss and victory at Stamford Bridge would not only be a timely boost for the much feted German, but could also seal Mourinho’s downfall.The following Wednesday, Chelsea play Dynamo Kiev in a crucial European tie, where a win will be vital for the Blues’ chances of advancing from Group G. Mess that up and the pressure will surely be intolerable. Five months ago Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions in a season in which they were unbeaten for their first 14 league games, losing just three matches all campaign. Now, just 10 games into the defence of their crown, the Blues have already lost five matches and trail leaders Manchester City by 11 points.If it’s a dire situation for a club of Chelsea’s stature, it’s an unheard of calamity for manager Jose Mourinho, who’s won eight league titles in 13 full seasons as a manager, finishing outside the top two just once in the past 13 years.Those are the facts, and they explain why Mourinho is teetering on the brink in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, but what exactly will it take for the Portuguese to leave Chelsea Football Club? We outline the possible scenarios… If the fans turn against himUp until now, Chelsea fans have by and large remained firm in their support of Mourinho. As you can see below, they are still backing the manager despite the bad results, rifts within the camp, television outbursts and everything else that has happened so far in a whirlwind season at Stamford Bridge.In 2012 fans held up a banner asking Jose to come home, with Abramovich duly fulfilling the supporters’ wishes. But once fans turn against their own there is rarely a way back for a manager, so if that happens soon, will that spell the end for Mourinho? 4 When a suitable replacement is foundIf Chelsea are seriously considering parting ways with a man who has provided them with so much success over the last decade, they surely must be confident of securing a top class replacement.Long-term target Pep Guardiola is again being reported as the man Abramovich wants as his next manager, but he may have to find a short-term suitor to take the reigns for the time being. Bayern Munich boss Guardiola is out of contract at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season and he would be unlikely to leave his post any sooner, should he agree to manage in west London. And even that is far from certain, with Manchester City also keen on the Catalan, and Bayern seemingly intent on keeping him in Munich.Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is another target mentioned in the media and if the Russian oligarch wants to bring the Argentine on board, he would likely have to line up an interim manager, as he previously did with Guus Hiddink and Rafa Benitez, in 2009 and 2012/13 respectively.Avram Grant is current boss of Ghana’s national team in case you were wondering, Roman. Losing the dressing roomChelsea have a star-studded squad bursting with a variety of personalities. But too many of the players who were so influential in helping Chelsea to the Premier League title last season have gone missing this season, and Mourinho’s attempts to galvanise his squad have so far failed to do so.Worse than that, Mourinho has risked upsetting the applecart by dropping and publicly lambasting key players. He has already had high profile incidents this season involving John Terry and Eden Hazard, while there has allegedly been training ground rows involving Diego Costa and other team-mates.Reports in Tuesday’s newspapers suggest the Chelsea players already believe their manager’s departure is a case of when rather than if, so are they going to play for a manager they believe is on his way out? If he agrees to join another clubThe media has been full of speculation about the manager’s uncertain future and some outlets are reporting that Mourinho’s representatives have been in contact with Paris Saint-Germain, former club Inter and Monaco about taking over, and this may be the best option as a ‘mutual decision’, with Chelsea allowing him to leave.With ink still drying on the new four-year contract that he penned over the summer, sacking their boss could cost over £30million, which may be why Chelsea have held back up to now. Otherwise, it is unlikely Mourinho will leave for nothing and Chelsea will have to negotiate a hefty sum as part of a severance package and come to a ‘mutual agreement’, rather than a sacking. Further FA punishmentWith more disciplinary action from the Football Association pending, in addition to his recent suspended stadium ban and fine, Chelsea may have no other choice but to remove the 52-year-old from his position, as he could face further stadium bans and excessive fines.As well as having an effect on the team, it is more damaging publicity for Chelsea Football Club.If his outbursts against the FA, match officials or the media gets him into further trouble, do not be surprised if Chelsea decide enough is enough, on top of poor on-field performances. Abramovich rowThe main cause for his departure from the club in 2007 was a fallout with the Chelsea owner and, although that is water under the bridge (no pun intended), that relationship will surely be waning under current circumstances. Abramovich’s relationship with Mourinho had recently supposedly been better than ever, but the start of the 2015/16 season has seen a number of issues cropping up within the football club, from the Eva Carneiro fallout to dropping captain Terry, on top of the FA’s punishments and just three wins to leave them 15th after 10 games, losing more league games than the entirety of last season.In addition, Abramovich has sacked managers for much less in the past, according to former Chelsea player Tony Cascarino, who was speaking to Drive.What do you think it would take for Jose Mourinho to leave Chelsea? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below Jose Mourinho
PASADENA – Hoping to reverse an “epidemic of obesity” among youngsters, state health officials on Friday announced the Kids Fitness Challenge, a 5K run/walk to be held April 8 at the Rose Bowl. An estimated 10,000 children from across Los Angeles County are expected to participate in the event, founded in 2003 as a regional 5K and 10K run in Warner Center. “The need for nutrition, the need for good exercise habits, the need for healthy lifestyles has never been more obvious,” Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said during a news conference at the Rose Bowl. “We know what we need to do for the young people of our country, and that is to educate them, to motivate them and to give them the opportunity for healthy living.” Sandra Shewry, director of the state’s Department of Health Services, said the event will be a perfect way to mark Public Health Week, April 3-9. It’s important to exercise, she said, because “you can get fat and tired.” Teammate Katharine Pontrelli, 11, runs a strict regimen of three miles, three days a week. “I like sprints because it’s fun and you get a lot out of it,” she said. Teammate Jazzmyne Urquiza, 15, likes long distance runs of 10 miles to 13 miles. “Before I was on this team I was really lazy,” said Urquiza, a freshman at Verdugo Hills High School. “Then I joined, and I’m real active now and I enjoy doing sports.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU GO The Kids Fitness Challenge 5K Run/Walk will be held April 8 at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Register online at www.kidsfitnesschallenge.com or at the event. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It’s a reminder to all of us of the importance of public health,” she said. “While the achievements of public health are many, we’ve got a really big challenge in front of us.” She said the state is experiencing an “epidemic of obesity,” caused by poor diet and a lack of physical activity. Nearly 74 percent of California children ages 9-11 are unfit, and roughly 40 percent are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight, officials said. Just 40 percent participate in an hour of physical activity a day – the minimum target for children. “If we don’t switch these trends the kids today are going to live shorter lives than their parents,” Shewry said. “That’s just wrong.” Lucina Asatryan, a sixth-grader at Mount Gleason Middle School in Tujunga, and more than 100 other members of the Mount Gleason Runners plan to participate in the Fitness Challenge – after they run in the 21st L.A. Marathon on March 19.
4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#Recommendation Engines#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout curt hopkins Fanit is another start-up that has discovered the gospel of game play and is using it to promote their music recommendation experience. Fans support their favorite artists and bands by purchasing badges. 100% of the money for the badges go to the artists, according to the company’s PR representative. As the fan purchases badges and engages in recommendation actions, they earn “rank.” That rank gives the fan a chance at “superfan” status and, according to the company, creates opportunities for interactions with the listener’s favorite musicians. “Music fans can now be forever recognized for when they discover great music. As they prove their status as a fan they earn rank, which is used to show artists who the biggest fans really are. Fanit turns the anonymous music listener into an active participant in their favorite music.”The southern California-based company is led by Jason Schultz, of Ambistia business incubation lab.Fanit launched in preview mode at last month’s Coachella music festival in 2010. After this preview, reflecting user input, the interface was updated the game mechanics were refined and it has now relaunched. Fanit fans can elect to follow other fans and get their list of promoted music and bands.With its emphasis on recommendation versus in-site play (although there are samples you can listen to) it resembles another site we recently wrote about, Bee.tv. The implied dialogue between musician and fan as well as between fan and fan adds an extra dimension that other music recommendation services, like Pandora and Last.fm, lack. Whether the implied becomes actual might make the difference between a good idea and a popular service.
VHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia has gone “missing” and Ahmedabad police have formed four teams to locate his whereabouts, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ahmedabad J.K. Bhatt, while denying that he has not been arrested either by Gujarat or Rajasthan police as was being speculated by VHP workers and followers.“We are trying to find his location. He left in an auto around 10:45 this morning from VHP office in the city,” Mr Bhatt told media persons in a briefing amidst speculations of Dr Togadia’s detention or arrest by Rajasthan police in a decade old case.Mr Bhatt said that Dr Togadia enjoys Z plus security cover but on Monday; he did not take any security guard with him while leaving from the VHP office in an auto along with a bearded man.“Rajasthan police team came to Ahmedabad after an arrest warrant was issued against VHP leader. Our police extended help Rajasthan cops to visit Dr Togadia’s residence and also VHP office but we could not find him in either location,” Mr Bhatt said.He added that the Ahmedabad police are in constant touch with VHP leaders to trace Dr Togadia’s location.As soon as the news of his alleged detention spread, hundreds of VHP workers gathered at Sola police station and threatened to launch a nationwide protests of Dr Togadia was not released immediately.Some local leaders even expressed fear of his encounter by cops from Rajasthan and Gujarat. “Pravinbhai is missing, his mobile is switched off and his location is not traceable,” Gujarat VHP leader Ranchhodbhai Bharwad told media.Also read: Togadia found unconscious, hospitalised | I may be ‘eliminated,’ says Togadia
A member of the CRPF’s CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was killed and a policeman injured in an encounter with Naxalites in Saraikela area of Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said.A gunfight began early morning in the Dalbhaga-Arki area of the Saraikela-Kharsawan district at 7 a.m. when a joint team of the 209th battalion of the CoBRA and the Jharkhand police was out for operation.The encounter took place in Saraikela, the administrative headquarters of Saraikela Kharsawan district, which is about 135-km from the State capitalHeavy firing wasl on.
Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.The Change UK/The Independent Group/TIG/#Change/The Remain Alliance launch ahead of the European elections dominated news and the politico twittersphere yesterday. The band of ex-Labour and Tory MPs had hinted that big names were on the list of selected candidates, but many were disappointed by the reveal, which consisted of Rachel Johnson (sister of Boris and Jo), former Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler and prolific tweeter Frances Weetman.The real problem for this ‘#FBPErs Assemble’ project is that, while calling itself ‘the Remain alliance’, it is refusing to cooperate with other anti-Brexit parties. And today, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party – set to do very well in the Euro elections according to some polling – has snagged new candidate Ann Widdecombe, adored by Conservative members as someone who has opposed abortion and supported the death penalty. No wonder Tory MP demands for Theresa May to quit sharpish are getting louder.The other, more positive development was headed by young climate change activist Greta Thunberg. “Is the microphone really on? Did you hear me? Is my English OK? Because I’m beginning to wonder,” she started her speech in parliament. Afterwards, she met Jeremy Corbyn in a round table discussion that the Prime Minister failed to attend. The Labour leader promised to “support and engage with youth climate actions” and kick start a “Green Industrial Revolution” in government. It seems like a good idea for Corbyn to go on environmental issues at PMQs this afternoon.In more good policy news from Labour, housing spokesman John Healey is announcing an important move today. The party will scrap ‘permitted development rules’, which have allowed developers to turn office and industrial buildings into residential homes without proper planning permission. This has led to ‘rabbit hutch’ flats just a few feet wide – and, incredibly, none of them even have to be affordable. The government says the loophole helps people achieve home ownership, but as Healey rightly says: “To fix the housing crisis, we need more genuinely affordable, high-quality homes”. Not expensive slum housing.Cross-party Brexit talks will continue today, featuring John McDonnell and Philip Hammond. The idea of holding another referendum could come up, as they are both thought to be more supportive of it than their leaders. But a focus on customs union membership and post-Brexit trade deals is more certain. In a piece for LabourList today, Global Justice Now’s Nick Dearden argues it isn’t the EU that presents the biggest threat to Labour’s public ownership plans, but post-Brexit trade deals. It’s an accessible and interesting read. Although Labour members are most vocal about freedom of movement in the current Brexit debate, discussion about the UK-EU future relationship will soon shift to controversial consequences of TTIP-style proposals. The Shadow Chancellor might find such concerns worth raising this afternoon.Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.Tags:John Healey /John McDonnell /Jeremy Corbyn /The Independent Group /Change UK /Greta Thunberg /