Jol remaining confident

first_img “You can’t change the world in two weeks or one week.” The likes of Adel Taarabt and Kieron Richardson praised Fulham’s decision to bring in Meulensteen before the match, while Jol said he masterminded the appointment after some suggested he is the club’s manager in waiting. The former Anzhi boss’ appointment would certainly be welcomed by many Fulham fans, who not only turned on their manager against Swansea but also some players. Bryan Ruiz, Jol’s only big-money signing, took the brunt of the criticism and was jeered off the pitch when substituted for the second home match in a row. The Costa Rica international made no mention of that reception after the match, saying those connected with Fulham “must not despair” and should keep a “cool head”. Despite such philosophical comments, Jol revealed the constant criticism is impacting Ruiz’s confidence and pleaded with Fulham fans to lay off him. “You will see in Brazil [at the World Cup] that Bryan is a very good player,” Jol said. “But he needs a little bit of confidence and that is what I would like to tell the crowd. “For me, I don’t have to play but for him it is probably a problem if they get on his back and he can’t produce what he is capable of.” Ruiz and his Fulham team-mates will get a chance to stop the rot when they travel to fellow strugglers West Ham next weekend. Swansea, meanwhile, face an unenviable trip to title-chasing Manchester City after facing Spanish giants Valencia in the Europa League. With such tough fixtures coming up, the 2-1 win at Fulham proved a timely boost for Michael Laudrup’s side. Swansea had not won for over a month before Saturday, when an Aaron Hughes own goal and Jonjo Shelvey strike ensured Scott Parker’s fortuitous strike counted for nothing. “We needed the three points,” Shelvey, on as a second-half substitute, told Swans Player after his fantastic winner. “It’s important that we beat teams like Fulham because they are around us in the table. I think it will kickstart us for a good season now. “I was disappointed not to start, but that’s football. It was important to get on and show the manager why I think I should start.” The highly rated Dutch coach was a key member of the Manchester United backroom staff under Sir Alex Ferguson and his appointment represented quite a coup for the west Londoners. However, hopes that Meulensteen’s arrival would prove a timely shot in the arm quickly faded as Fulham fell to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea in a match they started so brightly. Fulham fell to a fifth successive defeat on Saturday despite the much-publicised arrival of Rene Meulensteen as head coach – an appointment under-fire boss Martin Jol believes will soon pay dividends. The loss was the Whites’ fifth on the bounce in all competitions and resulted in the bookmakers shortening odds on Jol becoming the next Premier League manager to leave his post. The under-fire Dutchman felt the full force of Fulham supporters’ anger on Saturday, trudging off to a chorus of “Jol out”, yet he remains confident of turning things around alongside Meulensteen. “Before the games against Man United, Liverpool and Southampton, we had a very good spell,” Jol said. “We played some good football against Stoke and Crystal Palace, we had a good tempo, a good rhythm. “But after the three games and three defeats, he called me and told me that he would like to come. “After a couple of tries, he said he would come and that is good because it is a different mouth. “It gives you different things in training and on the pitch, but it is the same thing. “He said he would like to get the best out of [Dimitar] Berbatov, for example, which is what I always try to do and it didn’t pay off against Swansea. That’s the only thing. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jakarta inspects restaurants to ensure food quality ahead of Asian Games

first_imgJAKARTA — The Jakarta administration is set to inspect restaurants to ensure their safety ahead of the Asian Games. Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the city would work with the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) and the Jakarta Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (Jakarta BPOM) to implement the measure across the city.“We’re committed to ensuring food quality. We aim to introduce Indonesian cuisine to the world, hence we’re attempting to give the best food experience to foreigners [visiting for the Asian Games],” he said on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT The inspections are aimed at ensuring food sold throughout the city is healthy and processed hygienically. “The food should be free from contaminants that might cause poisoning,” he added.Under the program, the city, along with Inasgoc and the Jakarta BPOM, will inspect restaurants and food vendors and give stickers to those that pass the inspection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Asian Games will commence on Aug. 18 and run until Sept. 2. It will be participated by around 15,000 athletes and distinguished delegates from 45 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) member nations, the largest number in Asian Games history. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Renzo Gracie says ONE: Reign of Kings bout ‘not a farewell fight’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR MAN WHO LEFT PUB WITHOUT PAYING

first_imgA JUDGE has issued an arrest warrant for a man with a County Cork address wanted in Donegal for allegedly leaving a pub without paying.Dermot O’Connor, who is 59 and from Kilkorney in Mallow, failed to appear when he was called at Letterkenny District Court.He faces a charge of leaving the Central Bar in Lifford on June 3 last without making payment. ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR MAN WHO LEFT PUB WITHOUT PAYING was last modified: June 16th, 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:courtdrinkLetterkenny District CourtLiffordThe Central Barlast_img read more