Man Utd fighting to be second best – Mourinho

first_imgBut Mourinho insisted that there is still plenty for his team to play for in the league this season, with second place and qualification for the Champions League his primary focus.“It makes me feel that they are doing so, so well that they are not letting the others come close to that, as simple as that,” said Mourinho when asked how City’s dominance made him feel.“With the number of points and improvement we have in relation to last season, in normal conditions the distance would be a distance that leaves the fight open.“And, at the moment, the fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth but it is practically closed for the first.”However, the Portuguese insisted that falling short to Pep Guardiola’s rampant City, who have dropped just seven points all season, shouldn’t be classified as a failure.“If you tell me all six want to be champion and only one will be champion and the other five fail, I think is too pragmatic a way to look at it because you can do positive work and not win the title,” added Mourinho.“I cannot say that we are doing bad or Tottenham is doing bad or Chelsea is doing bad because the number of points we have are a very reasonable number of points.”Mourinho was talking ahead of the home Premier League meeting with Huddersfield, where United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that falls on Tuesday.The United manager paid his respects to the tragedy that shaped his club’s history but insisted that it is also vital that they return to winning ways.“It’s not because of this Munich disaster that the game becomes important for us,” he said. “The game is important because we need points to be the first of the last, we have to try to finish second.”– Better than last season –And Mourinho challenged his players to shrug off the after effects of defeat at Spurs to continue their upward curve in the league this season compared his debut campaign at United last year.“We were first for a few weeks and then we were always second, I don’t remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth, we have been there since the beginning of the season, better than last season in every aspect – points, position, number of goals scored, conceded, better in everything.“So we have to try to stay there and is not easy because there are very good teams. Chelsea is champions again, (had a) fantastic (transfer) market, Liverpool is a great team, Arsenal improved a lot in the market, Tottenham is a fantastic team and they are five points behind us.“So we are doing quite well, with some negative moments, Wednesday was one. It is very important to do better than last season and try to win something, and, if not, do better.”United look set to be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for several weeks due to a knee injury, but Mourinho had more positive news on Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who he hopes can both return before the end of the month.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho says that, after the loss to Tottenham, United are fighting to be the “first of the last” © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Jose Mourinho effectively conceded the Premier League title to Manchester City on Friday, admitting that his Manchester United side are competing to be “first of the last” in the table.United lost in midweek at Tottenham, allowing their local rivals to open up a commanding 15-point lead, with just 13 games remaining.last_img read more

Queens Baton arrives in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos, July 11th 2017: The long awaited Queen’s Baton is here in the Turks and Caicos, arriving shortly after 11am on Tuesday at the Providenciales International Airport.The Baton will make its way across the islands as it soaks up the rich culture and sportsmanship spirit that embodies the TCI.Daniel Brisco, FormerTCI Weight lifting ChampionPresent for the arrival on Tuesday, were two athletes who represented the TCI flag at the Calgary Commonwealth Games back in 1979, Daniel Brisco who competed in the Weight lifting challenge then, and Albert Grant, a professional shooter.Both men, though never won a medal at the Calgary games, say holding the Queen’s baton in their hands so many years after has brought joy to their hearts.Albert Grant, Former TCI professional shooter, represented country at Calgary ’79Brisco speaking to Magnetic Media described the feeling as elation, as he said he “never thought this day would come”. In expressing what the years has done to him, he says this moment holding the baton cancels the feelings of being a forgotten athlete, and a long wait that has been paid off.Albert Grant echoed similar sentiments, welcoming Her Majesty the Queen’s Baton to his home nation, the Turks and Caicos Islands, something he says he will treasure along with his moments lived out 38 years ago in Calgary, Canada. The two men were part of the first leg of relay shortly after its arrival in the TCI. #MagneticMediaNews#QueensBatonArrives in the TCI Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Choicest mangoes

first_imgOur Correspondent Delhi’s mango lovers can look forward to another fascinating display of mangoes, as Delhi Tourism is hosting the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri which begins on July 3.The festival will be inaugurated by  Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi in the presence of  Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi and  Kapil Mishra, Minister for Law, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages and Water, Govt. of Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’From the orchards of Saharanpur, where the first festival was organized, the annual event was shifted to Talkatora Indoor Stadium in 1991, and then to Dilli Haat, Pitampura in 2010, and subsequently to Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.With the passage of time, the festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers across the country including Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of mangoes. These traditional growers of mangoes have attained expertise over generations excelling in research and propagation of this fruit.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt has been observed that Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes and Delhi’s summer is equally incomplete without the Mango Festival. Over 500 varieties will be on display at the festival. The various types of mangoes on display will include Langra, Chausa, Rataul, Hussainara, Ramkela, Kesar, Fazri, Mallika, and Amrapali and other assorted varieties. There are about thirteen farmers and nine government institutions participating in the festival. Major participating farmers are Tariq Mustafa from Mustafa Orchards, Abdul Samad, Ali Mia Jhinjhana, Mohammad Hanif, Tafzeel Ahmad and many more.Besides providing an opportunity for visitors to savor the mangoes, the festival will also offer a package deal of fun and frolic for both children and family members.The king of fruit is believed to be indigenous to the Indian Sub Continent and is as old as the land itself. There are more than 1365 varieties of mangoes all over the world, and in India about 1000 varieties are available. If you want to look at a Mango, which is as small as a grape or as big as a papaya, the 27th Mango Festival is the place to be in.The Festival also provides agro-industries and food processing industries the opportunity to display their products.Where: Dilli Haat, JanakpuriWhen: On till July 5Timings: 11:00 – 8:00 PMlast_img read more