Jose Mourinho’s second season at Internazionale was in 2009/10 – Mourinho won his second Champions League with Inter Milan Jose Mourinho’s second season at Porto was in 2003/04 – click the right arrow to see Mourinho’s other second seasons assessed – Mourinho joined Porto as manager in January 2002, and guided them to a third place finish with the promise of making Porto champions next year. In his first full season he guided Porto to the Primera League title, the Taca de Portugal and the UEFA Cup beating Celtic in the final. The following season, 2003/04, saw even further success. In his second full campaign in charge, Mourinho again won the league, but lost in the Taca de Portugal final. However, he won the biggest prize in European club football, guiding Porto to the Champions League success which saw Chelsea swoop for the then 41-year-old. Jose Mourinho’s second season at Real Madrid was in 2011/12 – Real were in a real mess when Mourinho arrived at the Bernabeu, and he ensured they didnt slip further behind a very dominant Barcelona side in his debut season. They won their first Copa del Rey in 18 years which was also their first trophy in three seasons and made their furthest progression in the Champions Leageu since 2003. Mourinho worked his magic even more in his second season, winning La Liga with a record 109 goals scored. His third season ended trophyless, and a return to Chelsea beckoned. 5 5 Jose Mourinho’s debut season as manager of Manchester United has ended, with two pieces of silverware added to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet.Though the Red Devils’ Premier League campaign left a lot to be desired, winning both the EFL Cup and the Europa League was a real success – and ensured United will be playing in the Champions League next season.United are expected to be even better in the upcoming campaign, and fans want to see the club challenge for both domestic and European honours – especially with Mourinho in charge.The Portuguese is considered something of a second season master, with his teams always achieving their best success once he has had one year to establish himself.But is this reputation deserved? talkSPORT take a look at Mourinho’s second season at each of his last five jobs, starting with his career-making spell at Porto.So, is Mourinho the second season master? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… 5 Jose Mourinho’s second season in his second spell at Chelsea was in 2014/15 – It was another season without silverware for Mourinho when he returned to Stamford Bridge, ending third in the league and suffering his first home Premier League defeat in charge of the Blues. But major investment in his squad in the summer of 2014 meant Chelsea completed a double of league and League Cup. Their Premier League title was won with three games to spare, and from the early weeks of the season it never appeared as if the Blues were going to mess up on the path to success. Jose Mourinho’s second season at Chelsea was in 2005/06 – Mourinho enjoyed a glorious start at Stamford Bridge, winning the League Cup and the Premier League title in his first season. It was the Blues first league success in 50 years, and they set a number of English records in the process; they achieved the highest ever points total (95) and conceded the fewest ever goals conceded (15). His second year was not as successful, though Chelsea again won the Premier League title with ease. The football was not as good, and Mourinhos relationship with Roman Abramovich started to sour. It was a sign of things to come. 5 5
Endangered caribou on an island in Lake Superior will be rounded up, blindfolded and placed inside a helicopter to travel to a new home early next year as the Ontario government tries to save them from a pack of wolves.The complex relocation of the caribou from Michipicoten Island was announced by Ontario’s minister of natural resources and forestry on Thursday, with the government noting that the animals are destined to join a small herd on another island where they’ll roam free from predators.Troubles for the caribou began in the winter of 2013 when an ice bridge formed that allowed a small number of wolves to travel the 16 kilometres from the mainland to the island in northwestern Ontario, said ministry spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski.The ice bridge formed the following winter as well, and was considered a rare occurrence, Kowalski said.Since then the wolves have systematically slaughtered the caribou to the point that the ministry is worried about the population’s complete decimation.“We’re worried,” Kowalski said. “The caribou numbers are down considerably.”A survey of the herd in 2011 showed 680 caribou on the island. Last year, there were only 120 caribou and about a dozen wolves.Some of the caribou will be taken from Michipicoten Island to the Slate Islands, further north in Lake Superior, next year.“We will be transporting a suitable portion of the caribou population to the Slate Islands to ensure the continued viability of this important species on an island free from predators,” Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry said in a statement.The ministry is working out the details, but said there are only about two to four bull caribou on Slate Islands. Kowalski said they’re still figuring out how many caribou to bring over, but noted that they won’t be moving the entire herd.“We’ll move enough that we can hopefully ensure the viability of the species on the Slate Islands,” she said.In a way the Michipicoten caribou will be returning home. In 1982, the ministry moved eight caribou from Slate Islands to Michipicoten Island and their population growth had long been considered a huge success, Kowalski said.Historic records indicate there were caribou on the island in the early 1800s, Kowalski said, but they disappeared by the mid-1800s due to hunting.The caribou getting a new home may be sedated for the move and are expected to have blindfolds and ear plugs to make them as comfortable as possible before they’re placed on a large transport helicopter for the journey, Kowalski said.The ministry is working with the Michipicoten First Nation to save the endangered animals, she added.“Our hope is that the move goes well and the population survives,” Kowalski said. “This is their best chance.”
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says he’s proud of his players after they beat a 10-man Newcastle United 2-1 on Sunday.Matt Doherty scored the winner in injury time to give Wolves’ all three points after Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin was sent off in the 57th minute at James’ Park.Despite being proud of his team’s performance, Nuno believes there is room for improvements as they prepare to play AFC Bournemouth next week.“It was not so good, honestly and we’ve spoken to each other,” Nuno told the club’s website.“We must be proud because one thing we didn’t abandon was that we stayed with the game. We stayed with our attacks, we stayed compact, we stayed organized like a team.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We win but the win cannot disguise things we must improve. No matter who we play, we always must maintain our standards, but we are improving, we are managing better and we stayed with our tasks.“Even when we are winning, we always try to look for another goal. It’s part of what we want, always trying to build, to play, to unlock teams.“Sometimes it’s not easy, today was hard because Newcastle were compact and squeezed spaces, so it required a lot of energy.“Back-to-back wins are very difficult to achieve in such a hard competition like the Premier League, but we did it.“After something so good like we achieved Wednesday, you can get distracted, but we didn’t so I’m very proud.”
In its fourth year, Amazon India incurred a whopping loss of Rs 3,572 crore (about $500 million) in the financial year 2015-16, a sharp rise from Rs 321 crore in 2013-14. In comparison, revenues sky-rocketed from Rs 169 crore to Rs 2,275 crore.In the financial year 2014-15, the company reported revenues of Rs 1,022 crore and loss of Rs 1,724 crore, respectively. Advertising and promotional expenses accounted for almost half of its expenses at Rs 1,405 crore.Amazon.in operates in the world’s fastest-growing economy and burgeoning e-commerce market through Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd.The financial performance of Amazon’s India operations was made available by Tofler. The net worth of Amazon Seller Services was pegged at Rs 4,021 crore as of March 31, 2016.The company has three streams of revenues — income from marketing support services from marketing and promotional services provided to its group companies; income from marketplace services from operating an internet portal and sale of traded goods, which includes Kindle book reader and its accessories.During one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to the US, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos committed investments of about $3 billion in India, taking its cumulative India investment to $5 billion.Recently, Amazon Seller Services got a fund infusion of Rs 2,010 crore from its parent entity to take on its rivals in an intensely-competitive business in India.”We will invest what it takes to become the customers’ preferred choice in India, and are encouraged that we are India’s largest and fastest-growing ecommerce marketplace,” an Amazon India spokeswoman was quoted as saying.In India, the company is in direct competition with home-grown online marketplace firms Snapdeal and Flipkart. Other players in the space include Myntra, Jabong, Infibeam and Limeroad.The e-commerce space in India saw a relaxation in FDI norms, with the government allowing 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in marketplace model. In a marketplace format, an e-commerce company facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers, whereas in the inventory-based model, it owns the goods and sells them to customers directly.
Kolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two Bangladeshi nationals from near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. Acting on specific information, a team of CID’s Barasat unit raided the area and arrested the duo. They are originally residents of Khulna. During interrogation, the investigators came to know that they were trying to go to Mumbai. The CID officials are yet to ascertain their real motive behind illegally intruding into the country. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe duo has been identified as Urmi Seikh and Nayeem Seikh. Both are teenagers. The investigating officials are also probing to know if the duo was a part of any international smuggling racket. They are looking into the possibilities of the duo being involved with any anti-national activities.After being interrogated, the two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on charges of illegally intruding into the country. During the investigation, CID had been trying to know if the accused had any past record of entering into the country illegally from Bangladesh, or if they have any connection with the extremist groups operating from Bangladesh.
Kolkata: After the assurance of the Chief Minister through an audio message that the state government has decided to increase the salary of para teachers across the state, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday announces doubling of salary.Chatterjee while addressing the state convention of para teachers at Netaji Indoor stadium said: ” The salary of para teachers at the primary level has been increased from Rs 5954 to Rs 10,000 and at the Higher Secondary level, it has been enhanced from Rs 8,186 to Rs 13,000. It will be effective from March 2018.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPresently, there are 46,000 para teachers across the state. The Education minister also announced a number of facilities for the para teachers. He informed that the reservation for the para teachers will be raised from 10 percent to 30 percent.Referring to the demands of allowing the para teachers to be a part of an institution’s managing committee and share the staff room along with regular teachers, the minister said: “We are aware of the problems that you face. We will sit and discuss about the matter,” Chatterjee maintained. He also sounded a word of caution to the para teachers and said the latter should not approach the court at the drop of a hat. “Problems are hardly sorted out in courts. If you have problem, it can be solved at the discussion table,” he added.The minister also assured that the para teachers will be able to work till the age of 60 and then will get retirement benefit of Rs 1 lakh. “We will also try our best to make them permanent,” he said. It may be mentioned that Banerjee in March had announced that the salary of the para teachers will be enhanced and so it has been made effective from March 2018.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free September 11, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read “Everything that rises must converge,” the great American novelist Flannery O’Connor observed a half-century ago.We’re clearly seeing the convergence of at least four trends, two old and two new, and according to newly released findings, marketers may not be prepared for what may prove to shake their world. In fact, a survey of marketing professionals conducted on behalf of BrightEdge, an SEO and content marketing firm, found substantial confusion at what may be a critical moment in the rapidly pacing cycle of digital consumption.The four trends that are about to come together in dramatically new fashion are:Search-engine optimizationContent marketingArtificial intelligenceVoice searchSEO and content making positive headway.We’re already seeing the convergence of SEO and content marketing, two disciplines that, for much of the digital lifetime, ran in uncoordinated parallel.Related: Barack Obama’s Former Social Media Manager Breaks Down the Future of Digital StrategiesSmart marketers are getting more skillful at content strategies that understand customer intent and then target content accordingly. In the aforementioned survey, 97 percent of respondents agree SEO and content marketing are converging, or have already converged. The same survey found organic search is the number one priority — a smart focus considering organic drives 51 percent of all website traffic. Effective use of these strategies demands some deep thinking about the steps consumers take during their purchase-making decisions — and the words that are likely to move them at each stage of their journey. Otherwise, effort and resources will be lost on content that is inaccessible.Layering in new technologies.The wider adoption of artificial intelligence supercharges marketers’ ability to fine-tune SEO strategies. One of the biggest differences is capability of AI to put consumers’ searches into context.When a consumer searches for “Tahoe” today, he might want a Chevrolet SUV or a winter ski vacation. AI puts that search into the context of the user’s past searches — pickups or snowboards — and makes some educated guesses about the user’s intentions.Searches conducted from mobile devices, of course, provide even richer context — and not just information about the user’s location. Savvy marketers gain an advantage from their knowledge of the speed at which a mobile device is traveling or the types of apps that are installed on the phone.The rapid arrival of voice search further upends existing strategies. Gartner estimates that 30 percent of web browsing will be screenless within the next couple of years. That demands strategies that are different from today’s type-in-the-box search.Related: How Changes to the Way We Search Will Impact BusinessesUnprecedented change.The convergence of these powerful trends, however, finds many marketers — even at big brands and big agencies — unprepared.The research by BrightEdge found that most of the 252 big-company and big-agency marketers it surveyed acknowledge that AI, voice and hyperlocal search have arrived. But the majority of the marketing professionals surveyed don’t plan to adapt their marketing strategies in response.Read that again: A big wave of change is about to roll over digital marketing, and the majority of marketers willfully stick their heads in the sand.30 percent of the digital marketers surveyed believe that voice search is the next big thing. That’s a reasonable assumption, given the rapid adoption of voice search that’s clearly underway. But even though they expect that voice search is coming in a big way, two-thirds of the digital marketers say they don’t have plans to prepare for the arrival of voice search.Another 32 percent of survey respondents believe AI is the next big thing, yet 57 percent of them aren’t doing anything this year to get ready.Only three percent of respondents said they anticipate 5G mobile speeds being the next big thing, but according to recent reports, this is projected to be a reality by 2020.Dig a little deeper into the BrightEdge survey and the worries arise again and again. More than a quarter of the marketers surveyed believe that mobile is “the next big thing.” Mobile is a big deal, but it’s already arrived. It’s nobody’s idea of a new-horizon technology.Jim Yu, the CEO of BrightEge, cautions that the disconnect between the understanding and the actions of digital marketing professionals leaves brands at risk of failure to meet the rising expectations of consumers.Related: An Insight into the Futuristic Search and SEOMarketers don’t need to be taking giant leaps forward. One-step-at-a-time tactics will work. For instance, Michel Kant, the SEO manager of Staples Europe, noted in an email interview about the BrightEdge survey that the rise of AI in search puts a premium on consistent messaging across devices, and that’s work that can begin right now.Brands that don’t begin taking the first steps, however, will find themselves in a costly, frustrating footrace to catch up later on. The old maxim known as Noah’s Law reminds us, “Predicting rain doesn’t count; building the ark does.” It looks like it’s time for the digital marketers who are good at predicting rain to get to work on that ark.