Jose Mourinho questions players’ ‘quality’ after 3-1 defeat at West Ham

first_img deals Mourinho believes the first result affected the second and also apportioned some blame to officials’ decisions in both matches.“I think a team that comes with that mental fragility of the bad results and after five minutes is losing 1-0 is not the best way to start,” the 55-year-old told BT Sport in his post-match interview.“A goal offside [from Felipe Anderson], a goal last Tuesday [against Derby] which with VAR would not be a goal.“Then in the first half we have a reaction, we have a good reaction, but an own goal makes 2-0.“We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot and then we are losing 2-0 with an offside goal and an own goal.“Second half we took a little bit of time to react and then we did. We score 2-1 and, instead of the linesman’s mistake, it’s the referee’s mistake… A foul on Marcus Rashford… Pablo Zabaleta had no intent to play the ball.“The third goal kills mentally the team.” silverware Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested targets IN DEMAND 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker Latest Manchester United News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Goals from Felipe Anderson, Victor Lindelof (og) and Marko Arnautovic cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s strike Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Jose Mourinho declared that he has complaints about his players’ “quality” and “mental approach” following Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to West Ham on Saturday.The Red Devils fell to their second shock defeat of the week after being knocked out of the League Cup by Derby County on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s team selection raised eyebrows before the match had even kicked off, as it featured 21-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay as a centre-back.Alexis Sanchez was left out completely while Juan Mata, Fred and Marcus Rashford started on the bench.When asked about McTominay, Mourinho replied: “He was the best [centre-back]. He had a fantastic attitude, he’s aggressive, he’s brave… Really happy with the job the kid did.”On his lack of attacking options, the Portuguese stated: “For many months people are asking for Martial, Martial, Martial.“For many months people are saying Alexis Sanchez is not playing well enough.“So this week it was time to agree and to say let’s give a chance to Martial and let’s leave Alexis out.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder FAREWELL Jose Mourinho’s frustrations were evident during the match boost In conclusion, Mourinho said that while he was happy with his players’ general attitudes, there is still plenty to be desired in terms of quality and mental approach to tough tackles.“I have no complaints with the players’ attitude,” he added.“I can have complaints with some quality, I can have some complaints with some mental approach in certain duels…. But there are certain qualities you have or you don’t have.” 2last_img read more

Top Female Blood Donor Achieves A Century

first_imgFor the last 35 years, Jamaica’s Top Female Blood Donor, Sonya Binns Lawrence, has been serving the nation in her own way, by donating blood three times per year.To date, after starting to give blood in July 1983, she has donated 100 times, which would have already saved approximately 300 lives, given that each donation accounts for three pints, which can save three lives.“Giving blood is my way of being a hero and giving back to Jamaica. I can’t fly as the super heroes in movies do or jump off buildings, but I can help to save lives through blood donations, and I have taken pride in doing so over the years,” Mrs. Binns Lawrence tells JIS News in an interview.“Another way in which I can save lives is by encouraging others to donate blood as well. It’s a simple procedure. It may seem painful by just observing someone giving blood, but it is easy, and you do not know when you or one of your loved ones will need blood. By giving blood, you build a record with the National Blood Transfusion Service. So, just in case the unfortunate happens and you need it, you can have easy access to blood,” she adds.Mrs. Binns Lawrence was first inspired to donate blood at age 17 years, when her pregnant sister needed blood, and although she was one year shy of the required age, she was resolute to play her part to save her sibling.She emphasises that saving lives is something she takes personally, and it is for that reason, on Heroes Day, October 15, she along with The National Blood Transfusion Service and volunteers from the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew, hosted a blood drive at her place of worship, Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church, located along Osbourne Road in St. Andrew, where she made her 100th blood donation.Mrs. Binns Lawrence was specially recognised by the church for her years of donating blood on Saturday, October 13.“I see myself as a hero, so on Heroes Day, I donated blood. I hope to make this an annual event that persons look forward to and prepare themselves for,” Mrs. Binns-Lawrence says.“Blood was meant to circulate, and it takes only 15 to 20 minutes, and one pint can save three lives,” she adds.On World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2013, the Ministry of Health, the National Blood Transfusion Service, Pan American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization honoured Mrs. Binns Lawrence as the Island’s Top Voluntary Blood Donor during a ceremony at the Emancipation Park in St Andrew, where she also made her 80th blood donation.“I felt really humbled when I got that recognition,” she says.Assistant Blood Donor Organiser, National Blood Transfusion Service, Keishawna Pinnock, says Mrs. Binns Lawrence is well-deserving of her special recognition.“Mrs. Binns Lawrence is a humanitarian and at all times tries to give back to her community. Giving 100 units means she has managed to save safely 300 lives and that in itself is a huge accomplishment. Of noteworthy importance is the fact that she is the only female blood donor in the nation to have achieved this tremendous feat,” Ms. Pinnock tells JIS News.“The National Blood Transfusion Service wishes to celebrate her and show the nation a shining example of true passion, dedication and commitment,” she adds.For Jamaicans who will take on the mantle of donating blood, Mrs. Binns Lawrence has some simple tips to share of what persons should do and not do before donating blood.“Eat three hours before donating blood; eat iron-rich food; ensure that you weigh 110lb or more; rest before donating; be hydrated before donating; and don’t smoke or drink alcohol-based liquor within the 72 hours before donating,” she advises.last_img read more

Honorees Announced for 2018 World of Children Awards Ceremony and Benefit

first_imgWorld of Children, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children, revealed today its 2018 award winners.These five real-life heroes have dramatically improved the lives of at-risk children around the world through high-impact programs in the categories of education, health, humanitarianism, protection and youth helping youth. In addition to providing each Honoree with a substantial multi-year grant, World of Children will celebrate these recipients at the annual 2018 World of Children Awards Ceremony & Benefit on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.“We are thrilled to welcome five of the bravest and most courageous humanitarians from around the globe to our family,” said World of Children Co-Founder Harry Leibowitz. “Three of these Honorees are being recognized for their efforts in countries we have never before had the chance to serve — Afghanistan, Senegal and Bolivia — which is a testament to the reach and growth of our organization and our mission to find and fund the heroic efforts of heroes who are on the ground in some of the most vulnerable places in the world. This is an exciting year, and we look forward to celebrating each of these individuals’ achievements in New York City.The annual ceremony will also recognize New York-based Devin Beresheim (MARSH Finpro) and his wife Sarah with the World of Children Board of Governors’ Award for their unwavering dedication to the organization and elevating awareness for child advocates.Caryl Stern (President and CEO, US Fund for UNICEF), Lily Aldridge Followill (World of Children Ambassador, International Model, Child Advocate), Alina Cho (World of Children Advisory Council, CBS Sunday Morning Contributor) and Andy Adler (Sportscaster, Journalist, TV Personality) will serve as event hosts for the evening.This year’s Honorees include:2018 World of Children Education Honoree: Ehsan Mehrangais, founder of Afghanistan Demain, a non-governmental organization that provides education, school programs and rehabilitation to disadvantaged street children in three of the poorest neighborhoods in Kabul regardless of their gender or religion.2018 World of Children Health Honoree: Sandy Kemper, founder of Smiles Forever, which improves the quality of life for impoverished children in Cochabamba, Bolivia, through free preventative and restorative dentistry, and nutritional education to reduce conditions such as life-threatening abscesses, painful cavities and malnutrition.2018 World of Children Humanitarian Honoree: Phyllis Keino, founder of Lewa Children’s Home and mother to hundreds of orphans and abandoned children in Eldoret, Kenya, providing them with a safe home, medical care, a first-class education and a caring family environment.2018 World of Children Protection Honoree: Anta Mbow, founder of Empire des Enfants, a child-based shelter based in Dakar, Senegal that leads humanitarian action for children who have been exploited and are at risk of starvation, abduction, physical and sexual abuse after being forced to live on the streets.2018 World of Children Youth Honoree: Caragan Olles, co-founder of Bright Young Dyslexics, the only organization to offer funding for private tutoring and assistive technology for dyslexic students in Wisconsin, in addition to in-school programs to educate teachers and students on how to accommodate students with learning disabilities.World of Children receives thousands of nominations from around the world ever year and uses a uniquely rigorous vetting process to select Honorees, including extensive on-site investigations and an independent audit of each finalist. Recognized by the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” Honorees receive funding and educational support to help expand their program and ultimately impact the lives of even more children.The event’s Honorary Chairs include Faeth Bradley, Daniela Braga, Leonard Gorski, Dean M. Klisura, Rebecca Minkoff and Greg Scott. World of Children is led by Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret respectively.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more