Mourinho the ‘hero’ saved teammate from burning car during playing days

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO once saved a teammate’s life by pulling him from a burning car.The Special One was 23 at the time and was called a hero after pulling Portuguese striker De away from flames engulfing the vehicle.1 Jose Mourinho was called a hero after pulling a teammate from a burning car in the 80sThe heroic revelation came in a new book ‘Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory’ by French journalist Nicolas Vilas.Mourinho, now 57, was playing for Portuguese club Comercio e Industria in his homeland in 1986 when the incident occurred.De had arrived at training when his car inexplicably burst into flames as he parked in the stadium car park.Tottenham boss Mourinho is said to have rushed to the motor to pull his teammate away before the flames could get him.De said: “He saved my life.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealWhile club president at the time Fernando Lage added: “He was heroic.”The book also details how Mourinho said yes to Liverpool before joining Chelsea in 2004.His former adviser Jorge Baidek said: “Mourinho should have gone to Liverpool.”Rick Parry [then chief executive] was in charge of transfers and we had an agreement.”They asked us to wait for 15 days as Houllier was still the Reds’ manager.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidMourinho played for Portuguese sides Rio Ave, Belenenses, Sesimbra from 1980-85 before before his two year stint at Comercio who he left in 1987.After he stopped playing, Mourinho went on to become one of the greatest football managers of the modern age.He took charge of Porto between 2002 and 2004 before moving on to have two spells at Chelsea and also manage Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and now TottenhamTottenham star Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service including live-fire drillslast_img read more

Ellen Submits US$18.2M Loans for Agriculture, Rural Finance

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has requested the House of Representatives to ratify two financial agreements, totaling US$18.2 million.The Loans, described as ‘Tree Crops Extension Project and the Rural Community Finance Project’ were signed between the Government of Liberia and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). “The target population will be 11,000 stakeholders of the cocoa value chain, of which 8,000 are smallholder cocoa farmers, who are members of Kuu Groups and Farmers Field Schools (FFS); approximately 2,400 additional farmers who will also benefit from supplies and market linkages and 600 others that benefit as a result of job creation,” President Sirleaf said.“The project is also geared at enhancing access to sustainable and affordable rural financial services in Liberia, and shall benefit the economically active rural population (petty traders, smallholder farmers, food processors, local transportation, craftsmen and artisans as well as ex-combatants) who demonstrate an interest and willingness to expand their economic activities.” Meanwhile, both loans shall be free of interest but a service charge of three fourths of one percent (0.75) per annum payable semi-annually and shall have a maturity period of forty (40) years, including a grace period of ten (10) years starting from the date of approval of the Loan by the Fund’s Executive Board. The Projects will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture.The two financing agreements have been forwarded to the Committees on Agriculture and Ways, Means and Finance and Judiciary for scrutiny, and to report to the House’s Plenary in one week.In the meantime, the House has unanimously concurred with the Senate on two bills: Acts Adopting the Securities Market and the Central Securities Depository.The bills are intended to ensuring adequate measures to prevent fraud or any other system of manipulation, and to enhance public awareness of the securities market and promote fair, orderly and transparent markets.Furthermore, the President also submitted several bills for amendment. They included an Act to Amend the Criminal Procedure Law, Title 2 of the Liberian Code of Laws (revised) to provide for special criminal procedures for offenses involving terrorist acts.Others are an Act to Repeal the Act to Establish Procedures for the Distribution of the United Nations List of Terrorists and Terrorist Groups; an Act to Establish Administrative Procedures for Targeted Sanctions Against the Designated Terrorist Groups and Terrorist Organizations; and an Act to Amend the New Panel Law, Title 26 of the Liberian Code of Laws (revised, chapter 14) offenses involving danger to the person, sub-chapter C, kidnapping and related offenses by repealing section 14.33, terrorism; chapter 15, offenses against property, sub-chapter C, robbery, section 15.33, hijacking; and chapter 5 offenses against property, sub-chapter G, proceeds of crime, money laundering and terrorist financing, section 15.4 terrorist financing and replacing it with a new section 14.54, entitled offenses involving terrorist acts. The bills were submitted to the Committees on Security and Judiciary for scrutiny and to report to Plenary in one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

27 charities benefit from Banks DIH

first_imgBanks DIH Limited (D’Aguiars Industry Holding) on Wednesday made their annual donation to 27 charities from across the region at Thirst Park, Greater Georgetown.Every year, the company presents a list of organisations that will be presented with the ‘covenant’ cheques. However, there are also letter requests from other entities that wish to be part of this initiative.The recipients of the cheques donated by Banks DIHThe presentation of these donations is made possible after they are presented by the Board of Directors of the company and approved by the shareholders.Some of the charities that benefited from the donations this year included St Joseph Mercy Hospital, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Guyana Society for the Blind, Dharm Shala, Shaheed’s Boys and Girls Orphanage, the Scout Association of Guyana, Uncle Eddie’s Home among others.Human Resources Director of Banks DIH, Paul Andrew Carto explained that this is the company’s way of serving Guyana through charitable institutions.He noted, “We see this as part of our corporal social responsibility but we also do this because of our exceedingly good relations that we have with the public and the organisations that work within the wider community doing various forms of charitable and social works.”The cheques were presented by Operations Director, Henry Perriera and the Engineering Operations Director, Shabir Hussein and the Human Resources Director, Paul Andrew Carto.This is the second year the company has held a ceremony to present the awards to the charity foundations and organisations; and they are certain that this venture will be continued in 2019.last_img read more

Dog shot after biting 4-year-old

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog after it bit a 4-year-old boy Wednesday, officials said. The sheriff’s department received a call about 7 p.m. reporting two vicious dogs that had bit a child. The dogs had been roaming around the neighborhood in the 12000 block of Firestone Boulevard, said Norwalk sheriff’s Lt. Duane Harris. The boy was treated at a local hospital for bites to his right arm and released, said Harris. A deputy located the dogs and they began to chase him, Harris said. After attempts to scare the dogs away failed, the deputy shot one of the dogs twice, he said. The second dog was located a short time later and taken to the pound, said Harris. Animal control officials are trying to determine who owned the dogs, Harris said. – From staff reportslast_img read more

Lost bag hiccup delays start of Iceland’s W. Cup adventure

first_img0Shares0000Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson nearly lost a laptop containing 20 years work © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDGELENDZHIK, Russian Federation, Jun 10 – Iceland needed police help to keep their World Cup plans on track after coach Heimir Hallgrimsson put his bag on the wrong bus in a comical start to their debut campaign.Hallgrimsson’s bag was on a bus headed for northern Iceland rather than the team coach bound for the airport on Saturday, a slip that delayed the group’s departure by half an hour while the item was recovered. “It was good for the guys that they can laugh at me,” Hallgrimsson told AFP on Sunday after the team’s first World Cup training session close to the city of Gelendzhik on Russia’s sunny Black Sea coast.“Hopefully it’s the only mistake of the tournament.”Assistant coach Helgi Kolvidsson said the bag contained a computer that had “20 years of work on it”.“We had to get the police to stop the bus while Heimir bought us a round of coffee at the airport,” he added.The Nordic side embarked on a fairytale run at Euro 2016, peaking with an astonishing 2-1 win against England as they came from a goal down to condemn Roy Hodgson’s team to a humiliating last-16 exit.Iceland, who shone at Euro 2016, are making their World Cup debut © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDIn Russia they face another daunting challenge, with an opening match on June 16 against 2014 World Cup runners-up Argentina. Croatia and Nigeria are their other group-stage opponents.Hallgrimsson said the experience gained at Euro 2016 would help Iceland, who face pressure from fans at home who want to taste success in their first ever World Cup appearance.“We have a clue now about what we are getting into,” he said. “We are not as lost in the air as we were before the Euros. Hopefully we can surprise Argentina and maybe other teams too,” he said.Iceland staff said Everton midfielder and team talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson has recovered from a knee injury and is “ready” to face Lionel Messi’s men.But team captain Aron Gunnarsson did not take a full part in Sunday’s session, held in temperatures nearing 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in front of several hundred local people.The bearded Cardiff City midfielder’s knee injury sustained in April is an “injury concern” for the opening match, according to former Iceland international Gudni Bergsson.“We are hoping that he will be fit on the day, but we will see about that,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgFour Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 37. There were two €50 winners. Phyllis McNulty, C/O Liam Mullan’s shop and Thomas McNulty, Milltown. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 11, 24. Next weeks jackpot is now standing at €1200. Next draw will be Monday 1st April.Congrats & info: Well done to club coaches Daniel Ward and Ciaran Cornyn who completed the Foundation/Child protection course in Dunkineeley at the weekend. The U14 Division 1 boys team recorded their first win against St Nauls in Mountcharles on a scoreline of 3-08 to 4-13, with the Division 2 team gong down to Naomh Brid in Ballintra. Naomh Mhuire play the U14 division 1 team this Thursday at 5:30 in Tir Chonaill, all support welcome. Well done to Senior player Luke Keaney who played in Donegal U21’s against Tyrone last Wednesday, they now play Derry in two weeks in the Ulster Semi final. The club is setting up a coaching academy for four, five and six year olds. The academy will cover the basics of football, hurling, and camogie; starting on Saturday 6th April in Tir Chonaill Park at 10 o’clock, finishing at 11:15. There will be a registration night for the academy on April 3rd in Tir Chonaill, with registration costing €6. Each player is asked to wear warm clothing, bring a gumshield, and €2 each Saturday; every player will receive a skills sheet and a football to practice their skills. Contact Pauric Harvey on 0860523905. The Senior men’s team recorded a comfortable win against Drumquin of Tyrone on Sunday, they start their League campaign away to Naomh Conail on Friday (6 o’clock) and Kilcar away on Sunday (3 o’clock). The U8 boys started training again on Tuesday (6:30 to 7:30) with a great turnout of players; new and returning players always welcome. The U10 boys are training on Wednesday nights at 6:15 to 7:30, with the U12 boys training every Monday at 4:45 to 6 o’clock.Four Masters Membership: Mickey Martin will also be available at Tirchonaill Park, all weather pitch collecting membership Wed 27th 7.30pm to 9pm. Defib/Sports First Aid: Club members interested in completing Defib/ Sports First aid course should contact Deborah Lacey (087)2199730 as soon as possible. This is an excellent 1 day certified course and open to people who wish to refresh their skills or persons who have never done Defib / Sports First Aid Training previously.Table Quiz: The club are hosting a table quiz in Dom’s Pier One Friday 12th April at 9pm in aid of our underage, football, hurling, Camogie, and Ladies football teams. Entry Fee is €5 per person for a table of four €20 payable on the night. Please come and support.Renew Subscription: The club would appeal to persons who are members of the Annual Lotto to pay their subscription to respective sellers or to Assistant Treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305 as soon as possible. New members are welcome with quarterly, and half- yearly subscriptions now available. It would be a great time to join with a jackpot of €1100 currently on offer.Four Masters G.A.A. Used Clothing Recycling Blue Bin: Please support our club by recycling used clothes at our blue bin at Tirchonaill Park first gate entrance.  GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 26th, 2013 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) Tags:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN TONY KNOCKS ON MUHAMMAD ALI’S DOOR TO SAY: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAMP!”

first_imgJust Champion! Tony Kelly from Greencastle with Muhammad Ali yesterdayA DONEGAL man working in the same American street where Muhammad Ali lives was invited in to meet him – after knocking on his door.The former world boxing champion and 20th century sporting icon was celebrating his 72nd birthday yesterday at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.Greencastle man Tony Kelly just happened to be working in a house across the street when his workmates told him who the famous inhabitant of the other house was. Half-convinced they were taking the hand out of him, he decided to check it out.So Tony walked across the road, knocked the door and said told Muhammad’s wife Yolanda: “I’m one of his greatest Irish fans and I’d love to meet him.”Ali – who has his own Irish ancestry – invited Tony in for a chat and a pic.Tony, the son of Liam and Margaret Kelly in Greencastle moved to Louisville, Kentucky in November 2012 where he married his wife Megan. He had met Megan when she was on trip to Ireland and working on the Local organic farm in Greencastle.They now have a very handsome son sporting another famous name –  ”Luke Kelly”.The family hope Luke can live up to the name and follow in his fathers footsteps who is a well known member of a local band ”Springtides” who where very successful in their time.Hats off to Tony….He’s working as a plumber over there….and with temperatures dropping, there has been plenty of work fixing broken pipes. DONEGAL MAN TONY KNOCKS ON MUHAMMAD ALI’S DOOR TO SAY: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAMP!” was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:birthdayGreencastleKentuckyLouisvilleMuhammad AliTONY KELLYlast_img read more

DONEGAL SINGER PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO NEXT ROUND OF ‘THE VOICE’

first_imgBREAKING SHOWBIZ NEWS: Glenties singer Paddy Molloy is through to the next round of The Voice of Ireland.Mentor Kian Egan had earlier said Paddy’s performance of One Direction’s ‘The Story of My Life’ had shown he was “a pop star in the making.”Paddy got through tonight on a combination of votes from the judges – who gave him 21 – and the public vote. That meant Kian had to choose his second contestant and he chose Daneka. DONEGAL SINGER PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO NEXT ROUND OF ‘THE VOICE’ was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalGlentiesPaddy MolloyThe Voice of Irelandlast_img read more

CHURCHILL COMMUNITY ALERT SCHEME TO BE FINALISED TONIGHT

first_imgA community alert scheme covering Churchill and its surrounding areas will be finalised at a meeting this evening.The public meeting takes place in McClafferty’s Bar in Churchill starting at 8.30pm.The meeting will be used to finalise the community text alert scheme in the area. Anyone living in the Churchill, Glendowan, Gartan, Trentagh, Glenkeeragh, Ballankilla, Kirkneedy, Glenswilly, Doon Glebe, Letterleague, Newmills, Garryharry and Socker are asked to attend.“Your help and presence at this meeting would be fully appreciated from all areas,” said a spokesman.Sign-up forms will be available at the meeting tonight.  CHURCHILL COMMUNITY ALERT SCHEME TO BE FINALISED TONIGHT was last modified: June 30th, 2014 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:ChurchillCommunity Alert SchemedonegalGardailast_img read more

Chelsea v Aston Villa: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBranislav Ivanovic scored at Aston Villa last season but will miss this matchKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 17 October 2015Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)Five key battles: Terry and Gestede go head to headBetVictor.com preview: Villa could get a hiding at Stamford BridgeMatch in a nutshell: Two sides in desperate need of a win to ease pressure on their manager.Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring), Thibaut Courtois (knee).ASTON VILLARuled out: Ciaran Clark (thigh), Gabriel Agbonlahor (calf), Jores Okore (knee), Gary Gardner (match fitness).Fitness tests: Carlos Sanchez (fatigue), Adama Traore (ankle). Possible line-upsChelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Rahman; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Blackman, Amelia, Aina, Zouma, Djilobodji, Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Pedro, B Traore, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Amavi; Westwood, Gueye; Gil, Grealish, Sinclair; Gestede. Subs from: Bunn, Bacuna, Crespo, Ilori, Richardson, Sanchez, Veretout, A Traore, N’Zogbia, Ayew. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: L D W L L (4 points)Home: L W L D W (7 points)Aston Villa total: L L L L D (1 point)Away: L L L W L (3 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 4; Costa 2, Oscar 2, Pedro 2, Ramires 2; Azpilicueta 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Zouma 1.Aston Villa: Sinclair 5; Gestede 4; Bennett 1, Gil 1, Grealish 1, Traore 1.Last five meetings7 February 2015: Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 227 September 2014: Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 015 March 2014: Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 021 August 2013: Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 111 May 2013: Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2Chelsea 4 wins, Aston Villa 1 win, 0 drawsSee also:Chelsea v Aston Villa: six key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more