Pennsylvania to Increase Home-Based Support for At-Risk Pregnant Women, Families

first_img November 14, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Human Services (DHS) received an $11.7 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to further support Pennsylvania families through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program.“Supporting families means giving at-risk pregnant women and families the resources and skills they need to raise children who are healthy in every way, and ready to learn as they grow,” Governor Wolf said. “This federal grant allows DHS employees to visit more families in their homes to provide services to keep Pennsylvania families healthy.”The MIECHV funds will support Pennsylvania’s four evidence-based home visiting programs – Nurse Family Partnership, Early Head Start, Parents as Teachers, and Healthy Families America.Evidence shows that when families receive home-based support, their children are born healthier and are less likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. DHS’ home visiting programs offer voluntary, family-focused home visiting services to expectant parents and families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Pennsylvania uses evidence-based home visiting models that are proven to improve child health and to be cost effective.“Home visiting programs provide community-based assistance to Pennsylvania’s at-risk pregnant women and their families, so children can be prepared to enter school ready to learn,” said Acting Secretary of DHS Teresa Miller. “The Wolf administration is committed to ensuring our children are safe and healthy and the MIECHV grant will help us to improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect, and encourage positive parenting.”The awarded funds assist with programs that foster independence, promote health, encourage positive parenting, screen for risk factors, and equip families with the parenting techniques to provide better outcomes for their children.Through federal grants from the MIECHV Program in fiscal year 2016, home visitors in Pennsylvania made 39,307 home visits to 6,574 parents and children in 3,282 families and served families living in communities in 47 counties across the state, or 70 percent of Pennsylvania counties, of which 22 counties are rural.The regular, planned home visits, teach parents how to improve their family’s health and provide better opportunities for their children. Home visits may include supporting preventive health and prenatal practices, assisting parents on how best to breastfeed and care for their babies, helping parents understand child development milestones and behaviors, promoting parents’ use of praise and other positive parenting techniques, and working with parents to set goals for their future, continue their education, find employment and child care solutions, and access other resources in their community.For more information on Pennsylvania’s home visiting programs, visit: www.pa-home-visiting.org.center_img Pennsylvania to Increase Home-Based Support for At-Risk Pregnant Women, Familieslast_img read more

Price Expectation Report reveals the happiest places in Queensland

first_imgSea changers are looking to Moreton Bay for inspiration. Perhaps 77-79 Prince Edward Pde, Redcliffe would put a smile on your face.It also found one in four Sunshine Coast sellers received above what they were expecting for their properties.The Top 10 results are listed below, but Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast reported almost one in five sellers exceeded their expectations when selling property in the last eight months.“People are looking for affordability and looking for a tree change or a sea change, as prices become less affordable, people move away from metropolitan areas,” RateMyAgency founder Mark Armstrong said.In Brisbane, 10 per cent of property prices fell below expectations. Properties in the Scenic Rim are selling for more than expected prices. Follow the March 29 auction of this 10 hectare property at 200B Mount Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe net results showed a steady decline in sales satisfaction over 2018, from a national average of 42 per cent in April, to 29 per cent in December.The lowest net satisfaction in Queensland was reported in Gladstone (3 per cent), followed by Cairns (4 per cent).The survey found regional sellers were the best at pitching their prices to the market and homeowners with properties over $1.5 million were the most likely to be unhappy with their sales results.Mr Armstrong said looking at the market from a consumer angle rather than the movement of median property prices was the best way to gauge what consumers were thinking about the current property market.Nationally, Tasmania was the happiest state overall, with 44 per cent of sellers reporting above expectation property prices. Could be a sea change, a tree change or a search for more affordable housing, but people are paying above expected prices for properties in regional areas like the Scenic Rim. This property at 210 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont is currently for sale for $729,000. Anyone care to offer more?Are you living on happy street? A national survey of seller satisfaction has found that our happiest property owners live in suburbs where a third of them regularly got more than they asked for off their homes sales.The Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay were the happiest places in Queensland to sell a house, according to the national survey of sellers’ expectations by real estate agent rating agency, ratemyagent.com.au – with almost a third of sellers receiving more than they were expecting for their homes.The Price Expectation Report’s net results are taken from a survey of over 36,000 house sellers who logged in to the website over the past eight months, asking if their house sale was above, in-line, or below expectation. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES 1: Scenic Rim (32 per cent)2: Moreton Bay (31 per cent)3: Sunshine Coast (25 per cent)4: Somerset (20 per cent)5: Gold Coast (19 per cent)6: Ipswich (19 per cent)7: Brisbane (19 per cent)8: Logan (17 per cent)9: Mackay (15 per cent)10: Rockhampton (13 per cent) Source: Price Expectation Report, Feb. 2019. Prepared by ratemyagent.com.au The sleepy fishing town of Bicheno on Tasmania’s east coast, where 2 Jetty Rd (highlighted in green), is on the market for $1.79 million. A 1091sq m parcel of land next door was listed for $510,000 and sold for an undisclosed amount on January 31.Mr Armstrong said the message to homeowners thinking of selling their homes this year was to be more realistic about their property prices.“In Queensland it appears there’s a greater alignment of expectation to sale price than other states,” he said.“It does take a little while to adjust to the new reality; lending practices have been really tightened.” THE TOP SPOTS WHERE SELLERS GET MORE FOR THEIR PROPERTYcenter_img For something set back from the waterfront, try 18 Prince St, Clontarf. It’s currently on the market for offers over $419,000. (percentages are the net above price expectation results based on a survey of 36,128 sellers) >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Prosecutors want Zaldy Ampatuan back in jail

first_img “In deference to this Honorable Court, it should now stop extending so much grace, sympathy or concern to accused Ampatuan but has to act firmly and with an iron hand to prevent any untoward contingency while its decision is still underway,” it added. Witnesses testified that members of the Ampatuan family, the Mangudadatus’ rival political clan in Maguindanao, masterminded the crime. On Nov. 23, 2009, a convoy composed of relatives, supporters and media were on their way to file Mangudadatu’s certificate of candidacy for the 2010 elections when they were stopped by armed men, driven to a hill, shot, and buried in shallow pits. Fifty-eight people, including 32 journalists and six motorists who were not part of the convoy, were killed in what is the worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history. “It cannot be gainsaid that the promulgation of judgment on these cases is forthcoming with the prosecution’s strong belief of conviction for accused Ampatuan. The prosecution panel, therefore, is of the view that accused Zaldy Ampatuan would do any last-ditch move towards his liberty, be it resorting to his act of taking flight,” it added. MANILA – State prosecutors have asked a Quezon City court handling the Maguindanao massacre case to order the return of primary defendant Zaldy Ampatuan to detention, fearing he might do any last ditch move towards his liberty with the verdict on the case soon to be released.   In a motion to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221, the prosecutors asked the court to “order and direct” Ampatuan’s return to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City from Makati Medical Center, where he is confined after suffering from stroke in October.center_img Zaldy Ampatuan, one of the primary accused in the gruesome Maguindanao massacre, was brought to the hospital last October after suffering a stroke. He has since been confined at Makati Medical Center, where he is receiving physical and occupational therapy. ABS-CBN NEWS Quezon City Regional Trial Court judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes is expected to come out with a verdict on the case not later than Dec. 20./PN “The prosecution panel is not unmindful of the medical condition of PDL (Person Deprived of Liberty) Ampatuan. Unfortunately, it is apprehensive that his alleged hospital confinement under the cloak of being still undergoing continuous physical and occupational therapy may provide hum all the opportunity for a convenient escape,” the prosecutors said. The prosecutors also want to augment security personnel guarding Ampatuan to ensure that he can never take flight. The prosecutors also said that “there is no longer any need” for Ampatuan to remain at the Makati Medical Center as the therapy sessions could be done in the detention facility.last_img read more

Meth Dealer sentenced to 50 years

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Billy Joe Conn, Jr., 35, of Harrison, Ohio was sentenced August 1, 2019. Conn Jr. was convicted by a Dearborn County jury on July 3rd. Conn Jr.’scharges stemmed from his vehicle being stopped on I-74 with over 1 pound of methamphetamine in August of 2018. Based on Conn Jr.’s prior criminalhistory which consisted of fourteen prior felony convictions and the nature of this offense, he was sentenced to 50 years in the IndianaDepartment of Corrections.Conn, Jr. was convicted by a jury of Dealing in Methamphetamine and found to be a Habitual Offender, a Sentencing Enhancement after a three-day jury trial. Conn, Jr. had faced a maximum sentence of up to 50 years.In sentencing Conn, Jr., Judge James D. Humphrey of Dearborn Circuit Court noted that Conn, Jr. had an extensive criminal history including fourteenprior felony convictions and ten prior misdemeanor convictions in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, including spending time in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on unrelated charges of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs and Drug Trafficking. Conn, Jr. was also on felonyprobation at the time he committed this offense.Prosecutor Deddens stated, “thanks to the work of the Indiana State Police, and specifically Troopers James Wells and Jordan Craig, Billy Joe Conn, Jr.was stopped while in possession of over one pound of crystal methamphetamine before he had a chance to spread his wares in any of our communities here in the Tri-State.”last_img read more

Martinez hails impressive Lukaku

first_img The 20-year-old striker scored the opening goal at Villa Park with a clinical first-time finish after 68 minutes and was only denied in the first period by a fine reaction save from Brad Guzan. The Belgian comfortably outperformed compatriot Christian Benteke, who missed a seventh-minute penalty on his return to the Villa side, and now has five goals in as many Barclays Premier League appearances for the Toffees. Roberto Martinez insists Chelsea are getting a good deal out of Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell at Everton despite the Belgian looking every bit the finished product in a 2-0 win at Aston Villa. There are many who feel Chelsea would benefit from that kind of output but Everton boss Martinez is convinced all parties are benefiting from his year at Goodison Park. “We want him to fulfil his potential and he has got a terrific potential to fulfil. That’s what the parent club want too – for him to play every minute, to experiment and to get himself to the next stage of his career,” said the Spaniard, who has now overseen five wins in six league outings. “You can understand with the options Chelsea have they can allow Romelu to go to an environment for 10 months where he can really benefit. Chelsea get a player who can hopefully fulfil the potential we all know he has. “He is benefiting from it and the Everton fans are loving every single second of seeing Romelu playing with energy, focus and quality. “He’s enjoying his football and enjoying the way he is fitting into the squad.” Asked how much Lukaku could still improve, Martinez set no upper limit. “He is getting stronger and stronger and today he was a threat throughout and lasted 90 minutes,” he said. “In many aspects he is getting better and stronger. “He’s as good as he wants to be and that’s the truth. He’s powerful, strong, good in the air, his link up play is impressive, so is his awareness and the positions he picks.” That the game was still goalless when Lukaku struck was hard to believe. The home side should probably have killed the game inside half an hour. Benteke saw a powerful penalty well saved by Tim Howard in the seventh minute and the American denied him again with a well-hit effort across goal. Andreas Weimann somehow contrived to botch a straightforward one-on-one with the goalkeeper moments later and Everton went on to have great chances of their own, Ross Barkley hitting the crossbar with a deflected effort. Villa boss Paul Lambert declined to attack his side for their early wastefulness, despite the result meaning they have taken just three points from a possible 15 on home turf. The glut of early opportunities did not escape the Scot though. “I think we have got to take our chances,” he said. “We should have been three up. But I can’t be too harsh on the lads. “The penalty was a terrific save, I’ve just seen it again, and the second chance Christian did the right thing in going across the keeper. He just made another great save. “They’re big moments if you don’t score. “Their goalkeeper had a really good game but you don’t score when you’re well on top and we got caught.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Crawford wins 12th DDL feature 35-lap cycle race in National Park

first_imgBERBICE cyclist Romello Crawford won the feature 35-lap event for school boys, novices and invitational riders when cycle coach Hassan Mohamed organised the 12th annual Demerara Distillers Limited’s (DDL) 11-race cycle programme in the National Park yesterday.Crawford recorded a time of one hour 16 minutes 24 seconds in edging professional cyclist Geron Williams to take top honours. Finishing third was Stephano Husbands who also won three of the eight prime prizes that were up for grabs.Williams won one prime while Jamal John,who failed to place among the top six finishers,won four.From the start of the race, Williams, Husbands, Crawford, John, Alonzo Ambrose and Raphael Leung went on a break and shared the lead for the first 21 laps of the 35-lap event, but it was during the 22nd lap that John, Ambrose and Leung were dropped and the other three cyclists worked in tandem to the finish.On hearing the bell for the final lap, Williams stepped up the pace of the race but was pursued by Crawford and Husbands.With approximately 350 metres remaining, Husbands surged to the front followed by Crawford.With approximately 125 metres left for the finish line, Williams jumped the other two riders and rounding the home turn, Crawford followed and out-sprinted Williams to the line.In other results, David Hicks won the three-lap race for boys and girls 12-14 years of age ahead of Jonathan Ramsuchit and Jomar Holigan respectively.Junior Niles won the five-lap event for veterans under 50 years of age. Second was Ian Jackson and finishing third was Sybrone Fernandes.The veterans’ five-lap race for 50 years and over riders was won by Kennard Lovell while Linden Blackman placed second.Curtis Dey won the 10-lap race for juveniles ahead of Brighton John and Adelei Hodge respectively, while C. Archer was the winner of the five-lap event for mountain bikers. Stephon Gobin was second.The BMX two- lap race for boys aged six to nine years was won by Jose Rodrigues. Second was Jarret Barrington and finishing third was Junior Niles Jr.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. Hernández has put up impressive numbers in the minors but has yet to play in the majors, stuck in the Nationals’ system behind younger outfielders like Juan Soto and Victor Robles.NFL-SEASON OPENER LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There is one NBA playoff game on today’s schedule. The Los Angeles Lakers take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets.The superstar game of 2-on-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night was a draw. James Harden and Russell Westbrook had 63 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists for the Rockets; LeBron James and Anthony Davis had 62 points, 22 rebounds and 11 assists for the Lakers. The difference was the supporting casts, and Rajon Rondo’s 21 points and nine assists were enormous for the Lakers. That was just the second time in Lakers playoff history someone had those numbers off the bench; Michael Cooper had exactly 21 and 9 in Game 2 of the 1987 NBA Finals.James now has been part of more postseason game victories than any player in NBA history, a record he’s earned over his 14 appearances in the playoffs.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSDallas and Vegas resume their chess match in Game 3 Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s endCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS Chiefs host Texans in NFL openerKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL opens its season Thursday night in Kansas City, where the Super Bowl champion Chiefs host the Houston Texans.The game features two teams intimately familiar with each other, and each led by dynamic, young quarterbacks in the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson. The Chiefs rallied from a 24-0 hole to beat Houston in the divisional round of the playoffs, but both teams have changed plenty in the eight months since that January day.The rematch at Arrowhead Stadium will be the first game for anybody since February. It also means the crowd at what is historically one of the toughest road venues in the league will be limited to about 17,000 fans, who must adhere to coronavirus restrictions requiring masks and social distancing. This year, fans won’t be permitted to wear headdresses or face paint, traditions deemed offensive to Native Americans. The team also announced recently that it’s discussing the future of its tomahawk chop celebration. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers, who have lost seven of nine. Elsewhere around the majors:— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West. Associated Press — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. TSutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. — The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NBA PLAYOFFSRockets face Lakers in Game 4 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered againUNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader. September 10, 2020center_img NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury and signed former Tampa Bay running back Dare Ogunbowale to fill his roster spot. Ogunbowale might have to play in the team’s opener Sunday against Indianapolis since Jacksonville has little depth at the position. The Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette last week and put Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks.In other NFL news: Update on the latest sports EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference final. Dallas and Vegas showed each team’s best in Games 1 and 2, so it’s no coincidence the series is tied.After the Stars won the opener 1-0, Vegas got its offense back in Game 2 to tie things up. Now it’s up to Dallas’ best players to do the same. Tyler Seguin and Corey Perry have each gone six games without a point.Since scoring on their first shot of Game 1, the Stars have had 19 attempts blocked by a Vegas defender, 48 stopped by a goalie and missed the net 14 times. The Golden Knights have 57 shots on goal so far and chased Anton Khudobin with three second-period goals Tuesday.TENNIS-US OPENWomen’s semis feature Williams vs Azarenka, Osaka vs. Brady NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s semifinals are on tap Thursday at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams will play Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of the 2012 and 2013 U.S Open finals won by Williams.Williams is closing in on what would be her seventh U.S. Open championship and record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title overall. She has made it to the semifinals in each of her past 11 appearances in New York. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion on a 10-match winning streak and back in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in seven years. Williams leads Azarenka 18-4 head-to-head. Williams, who turns 39 later this month, is coming off two three-set comeback victories in a row and hit 20 aces in her win against Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nuh pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) in the quarterfinals. Williams was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows each of the past two years; she lost to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 final. That was one of Osaka’s two Grand Slam titles.Osaka faces Jennifer Brady in Thursday’s other semifinal. Brady is a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania who helped UCLA win a college championship. This is the farthest she has advanced at any major tournament until this week. She and Osaka have played twice, each winning once by a 6-4, 6-4 score, although Brady’s victory came six years ago. NASCAR-BUBBA WALLACE Georgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news: MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed). — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.last_img read more

Mourinho: I ‘ll Not Repeat My Past Mistakes at Spurs

first_img“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “”I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”The 56-year-old’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”Mourinho spent nearly £400m on 11 players during his two years at Manchester United, but believes he has already inherited a quality squad at Spurs.“The best gift for me, I don’t need players,” he added. “I am happy with the ones I have.“I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough.”The 56-year-old takes charge of a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League with just three league wins all season.However, he is confident the club’s fortunes will soon turn around and they will be back challenging at the top of the table in the near future.He said: “We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can.”Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the season, Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday had come as a surprise to many with the club having reached the Champions League final – where they lost to Liverpool – just six months earlier.Mourinho paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: “I have to congratulate him for the work he has done.“This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.“He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he worked with. The door is always open for him.“He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New Tottenham Manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted yesterday that he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.last_img read more

Seismic vessel to undertake oil and gas exploration in Jamaica

first_imgA 3D seismic survey vessel has arrived in Jamaican waters for oil and gas exploration.Under the direction of marine geophysical company, Tullow Oil, the vessel will undertake detailed data gathering over a 2, 250 square kilometer area within the Walton Morant block south of Jamaica. Over an estimated 50 to 60 days it will use a sound-based method that will generate detailed 3D images of rock layers beneath the seafloor. The data will then be analyzed to identify potential oil and gas reservoirs. The 3D seismic survey will determine the direction of  the Petroleum Corporation of  Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration program.The survey forms part of the 2014 Production Sharing Agreement between the PCJ and Tullow Oil as they continue the search for oil and gas offshore Jamaica.last_img read more