Mum working at nursing home claimed €26K in illegal benefits

first_imgCOURTS: A woman claimed €26,000 in social welfare benefits while working full-time at a nursing home. Michelle Fulton, of The Bungalow, Carnone, Raphoe was charged with social welfare benefit fraud on September 1st, 2011.Inspector Harrison, from the Department of Social Protection told the court, “Mrs Fulton was awarded a one parent family payment on the June 12th, 2008. “However, her file was referred to me, after I received a letter which indicated that she was had completed a training course with a nursing home, and was now working with them.“As I continued my investigations, I discovered she had been employed with them since 2011, but she hadn’t informed the department.“She completed a training course successfully, and was initially employed on a part-time basis, before taking on a full-time position.”The social welfare investigations unit then visited the accountancy firm which looked after the nursing home and obtained the accused woman’s P60. It was then assessed that €25,592.20 had been given to her in overpayments.The investigator added “I requested her to meet me on two occasions in September and October, but both times she failed to appear, and didn’t contact me to let me know she would not be in attendance.“She was made aware of the overpayments that had been made to her, and so far has paid back €755.50, which leaves the balance at 25,836.60.“She was still receiving social welfare payments up until November last year, but was getting regularly deducted, and has also made four cash payments.”Solicitor for the defendant Donough Cleary said his client regretted her actions, and stressed that she had a difficult family situation. Mr Cleary told the court, “She initially began a training course with this company, but this wasn’t paid.“Her training was successful, and then she started to get a few hours here and there, that gradually increased to a day or two a week, before it became a full-time role.“She’s had a difficult family situation that the court would be aware of, but she accepts it was wrong and regrets it.“She has since obtained a full-time job in a different establishment, and is paying €50 a month towards the repayments she owes the state. “She has a mortgage to pay, and her maintenance has been reduced due to her employment.”Inspector Harrison said there is no consistent pattern to her repayments, and said the department would be in contact with the defendant in due course.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 3rd, to see if a repayment plan can be set-up in the meantime, and then assess the situation further at that point.Mum working at nursing home claimed €26K in illegal benefits was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more

Limpopo hotline to fight fraud

first_img25 July 2005The Limpopo government has launched a 24-hour anti-fraud hotline to fight corruption in the province’s administration.Auditing firm Deloitte and Touche will manage and service the hotline in partnership with Tip-Offs Anonymous, an independent and confidential whistle-blowing hotline service.According to provincial legislature spokesperson Kenny Mathivha, they have been told by Deloitte and Touche that seven out of 10 fraudsters are men. These can be hard to identify, as most are well-educated, highly respected family men.“Eighty percent of fraudsters have more than five years of service and are generally older than 30 years,” said Mathivha. Most are unlikely to have a criminal record.The hotline will operate in the five languages: Tsonga, Venda, Sipedi, Afrikaans and English.“Whoever calls remains anonymous unless they want their names to be recorded for future contacts,” said Mathivha.Tshenuwani Farisani, Speaker of the Limpopo legislature, said the hotline would help people report theft, employee fraud, crime syndicates, lack of government procedure, abuse of government property, theft of time, bribery, blackmail and financial mismanagement.“As a law-making institution we must be ready and wise for any eventuality,” said Farisani.Those reporting suspected fraud cases should provide the date and time of the event, as well as details such as the place it occurred, the names of those involved and the grounds for suspicion. They should also say whether they have any evidence or witnesses.The hotline is already operational on 0800 204 647, or whistleblowers can send an e-mail to limpopoleg@tip-offs.com.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Mbanjwa makes Dusi history

first_img20 January 2008History was made in South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon on the weekend, when both the men’s and women’s winners in the K2 race taking victory in record times and Michael Mbanjwa became the first black winner in the 57-year history of the event.Teaming up with the “Dusi Duke”, Martin Dreyer, Mbanjwa brought huge smiles to the inhabitants of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which was where he was born and is part of the race’s route.Development successHis win also provided validation for the development efforts of Canoeing South Africa; Mbanjwa is a product of the Nagle Dam club, formed by canoeing pioneer, the late Robert Lembethe, to bring the sport to people who live along the route of the famous event.In 1997, Mbanjwa was on his way to a game of soccer when he was stopped by Lembethe, who told him to give canoeing a try. He gave it a go, having seen paddlers in the valley before, never thinking that he might one day be crowned the winner of the famous race. On Saturday, he made history.Mbanjwa has heard the story about being the first black winner many times previously; in 2007, he and Dreyer won the Stihl Non-Stop Dusi, but, for Mbanjwa, it’s a story that he would prefer not to hear.Instead of being viewed as a successful black paddler, he would prefer to be viewed as a successful elite paddler, one whose record speaks for itself. With his victory, he has surely earned that right, but his win, as a first in the history of the race, made it an historic occasion.While it was Mbanjwa’s first victory in the Dusi, following a second place in the K1 race in 2007, it was a seventh win for Dreyer. Afterwards, the 39-year-old said it was his final competitive shot at the event; he will participate in it in the future, but simply to take part and not to win it.Record setting first stageMbanjwa and Dreyer showed they meant business on the first leg of the race, with a record time of two hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds, to build up a lead of almost four minutes over Hank McGregor and Sven Bruss.Ant Stott and Wayne Thompson, second in the last K2 event in 2006, finished the day in third, just over six minutes behind the leaders.There was drama when McGregor and Bruss protested against a path taken by Stott and Thompson, which took the pair out of bounds. The third-placed finishers were disqualified, but were later reinstated after an appeal, but fined R1 000.On day two, Stott and Thompson responded brilliantly to their near-disqualification, setting a record for the stage of two hours, 44 minutes and 14 seconds. Mbanjwa and Dreyer held onto the lead, but saw it severely cut, with their stage time of two hours, 48 minutes and 29 seconds leaving them with an advantage of only one minute and 46 seconds.McGregor and Bruss chose an aggressive approach, but it backfired when McGregor took a spill at the Washing Machine Rapid, followed shortly afterwards by Bruss. Once they were back in their boat they charged hard for the finish, ultimately bettering Mbanjwa and Dreyer’s time by one second, but they, nonetheless, fell to third in the standings.Final day tacticsThe final day saw the Stott/Thompson and McGregor/Bruss pairings choosing to shoot a number of big rapids to try to close down Mbanjwa/Dreyer, who chose to portage at the notorious Burma Road.The leaders responded brilliantly, recording the fastest ever time on the portage to stave off the challenge of the chasing boats.By the time they reached the finish line at the Blue Lagoon in Durban, Mbanjwa and Dreyer had not only held off the chasing crews, they had increased their lead and established a new record in a time of seven hours, 33 minutes and 24 seconds.Stott and Thompson took second in 7:35:05, while McGregor and Bruss ended third in 7:39:52 as the top three all bettered the previous record of 7:40:25, set by Dreyer and McGregor in 2006.Not long after their win, Mbanjwa and Dreyer were flown by helicopter to Nagle Dam, in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where a huge crowd greeted the Dusi winners, cheering and ululating, and lifting them onto their shoulders.Women’s raceThe result of the women’s race was fairly predictable, with the only thing really standing between the red hot favourites Abbey Miedema and Alexa Lombard and victory being the challenging river.They, however, had a superbly smooth run from start to finish, breaking the stage record on all three days, to capture the honours.On the opening day, Miedema and Lombard, who smashed the K2 record by a staggering 25 minutes in 2006, opened up a lead of over 10 minutes over their nearest challengers, Laura Thompson and Robyn Kime, an interesting pairing of a 20-Dusi veteran and a promising schoolgirl.Former winner Debbie Germiquet and Hilary Pitchford crossed the line in third place, nearly seven minutes behind the second place finishers and 17 minutes and three seconds behind the leaders.Increasing the leadOn day two, Miedema and Lombard increased their lead, despite a valiant effort from Thompson and Kime. The leaders were four minutes and 24 seconds faster in a stage record 3:09:55.With a massive lead in the bag, Miedema and Lombard choose a conservative approach on the final day, opting not to put the beckoning victory at risk. Once again, though, they turned in the fastest time of the day.Their overall time of 8:46:03 shattered the previous mark they had set two years ago of 9:02:12, but over 16 minutes.Thompson and Kime finished well back in second, but not far off the previous record, in a time of 9:05:06. Germiquet and Pitchford settled for third, over 25 minutes behind the runners-up. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Boulders penguins’ promised land

first_imgAfrican penguins are not restricted toBoulders’ breeding beach. They oftenhang out on the main swimming beachwhere they can waddle down to the seaand bob about in the calm, protectedwater, checking out the tourists.(Image: South African Tourism)MEDIA CONTACTS• Boulders Beach+27 21 786 2329• Cape Town and Western CapeInformation Centre+27 21 405 4500Jennifer SternCape Town’s Boulders Beach, part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to a much-photographed, much-loved and much-maligned colony of African penguins. Previously called Jackass penguins because their raucous cry resembles the sound of a tortured donkey, these flightless birds have not always had a good relationship with people – and they’ve almost invariably come off second best.Ever since the first European ship sailed its tentative course around the Cape to the fabled spice islands of the east, penguins and penguin eggs have been sought-after additions to the decidedly unimaginative menu of inadequately fed seamen – and they didn’t have to work hard for their supper.Like their less fortunate cousins, the flightless dodos that were hunted to extinction on Mauritius in probably the mid-17th century, penguins were easy prey. But unlike the dodos that really were sitting ducks wondering aimlessly around the beaches nibbling on fruit, lazing in the sun, and waddling trustingly up to predatory humans, penguins can swim. And it is probably this – and the fact that they have a healthy natural distrust of all other life forms – that saved them from the fate of the dodo.While the penguin colonies were initially plundered solely for their eggs and meat by hungry sailors, it wasn’t long before European industrialists realised the immense value of guano – bird droppings. Before the age of synthetic chemical production, guano was the principle ingredient of the fertilisers essential to the expanding agricultural economies of Europe and the Americas.And don’t let the word “droppings” fool you. Penguins had been roosting on offshore islands for years and years and years, so we’re not talking about a few little blobs here and there. The accumulation of guano was enormous. On Ichaboe Island, off the coast of Namibia, it was estimated to be about 27m thick.The guano rushThat was before the guano rush – a surge of maritime fortune hunters more ruthless, tougher, and infinitely more smelly than any badlands diamond or gold prospector in 19th-century Kimberley, Johannesburg, California or the Klondike.At the peak of the rush between 1843 and 1845 there were up to 460 boats anchored off the tiny island, heaving around and dragging their anchors in the wild and exposed Atlantic Ocean. Every day about 6 000 rough, bearded men fought each other for the best digging sites, swinging shovels and picks at anything that got in their way.It would seem that penguins could quite happily do without their waste, but all that guano has a purpose – it’s where the birds make their nests. They dig deep into the soft, yielding guano to form cosy burrows sheltered from the boiling sun, and incubate their two eggs, of which only one usually survives.Penguins mate for life, so these are not temporary digs: monogamous pairs usually return to the same burrows year after year. So the destruction of the guano was the destruction of the penguins’ homes. Not to mention the simultaneous robbing of nests and wholesale slaughter of adult and juvenile birds to feed the rapacious mob of miners.The guano rush didn’t last long, but it was enough to destroy the once-perfect habitats of Ichaboe, the nearby Neglectus Islet, and almost every other island breeding site of any significance.New threatsThat was the 19th century, but for most of the 20th century African penguins faced entirely different threats. Declining fish stocks due to overfishing made it increasingly difficult for the birds to find food.Penguins are spectacularly good swimmers. Using their flippers – which in other birds would be called wings – they glide through the water easily maintaining an average speed of about 7km an hour for up to 100km in a single fishing trip. They regularly dive to depths of about 30m in search of prey, but can go to over 100m if they need to. And with a little shot of adrenaline courtesy of a hungry shark or seal, or a rapidly escaping anchovy, they can reach speeds of anything between 20km to 25km an hour.With competition from commercial fishing vessels, penguins have to work much harder for every fish. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the 20th century had something far more deadly to throw at the beleaguered little birds – oil.Passing tankers and other ships that succumb to the notoriously stormy oceans off southern Africa leak thousands of tons of oil into the oceans, onto beaches and on offshore islands. Once a penguin has swum through that oil its feathers lose their natural insulation and waterproof coating, and the bird can’t swim. And if it can’t swim it can’t fish, so it stands around on the shore, shivering with cold, and starves.Luckily, most people find penguins utterly engaging so, when they are threatened, as happened in 2000 with the sinking of the MV Treasure off Melkbosstrand, there is help at hand. On that occasion, thousands of Capetonians of all walks of life volunteered anything from a couple to a couple of hours to a couple of days a week for 10 weeks to care for injured, oiled and sick penguins. In all, over the 10-week period volunteers worked 45 000 shifts, most of which were cold, strenuous, wet and uncomfortable.The Boulders settlersEven more heartening that the penguins themselves are taking steps to ensure their survival – holding their future firmly in their own two flippers. In 1983, an adventurous breeding pair found a really nice little beach, called Boulders, near the coastal suburb of Simons Town in Cape Town, and set up home. The word seemed to have spread, and over the next few years more and more penguin couples came to nest on or near Boulders Beach.There was no thick layer of guano in which to burrow, but there were convenient bushes under which to scrape out shelters they eventually turned into cosy nests. Some penguins found fantastic nesting sites in suburban gardens – with varying degrees of welcome. Some residents were delighted to have these lovely birds on their properties, while others found their incessant braying and, of course, laying down of a good guano base not conducive to a happy home and immaculate garden.That may seem picky, but those first few pairs of penguins have now grown into the thousands, and can do a lot of damage to a nice garden – and set up quite a noise and quite a smell. As the conflict between homeowners and avian residents hotted up, the local human community broke into two distinctly opposite camps – pro-penguin and anti-penguin.The impasse was settled when South African National Parks stepped in and incorporated Boulders into the Table Mountain National Park. The penguins now have their own breeding beach, the residents have fences to protect their gardens, and tourists have a visitor’s centre, comfortable viewing platforms and boardwalks.The penguins are not restricted to the breeding beach. They often hang out on the main swimming beach where they can waddle down to the sea and bob about in the calm, protected water, checking out the tourists. They wander through the car park, they’ve colonised nearby rocky coves, and they delight passing kayakers and other boaters as they swim out to sea in small groups, their tidy black and white bodies undulating through the water with graceful ease.A visit to the Boulders Beach penguins is an obligatory stop on any tour of Cape Town, and fits in well with a visit to Cape Point.last_img read more

Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

first_imgAldridge and the Spurs reached agreement on a three-year extension on Monday that ensures the five-time All-Star will be under contract through the 2020-21 season. The agreement involves Aldridge exercising the 2018-19 player option on the original four-year max deal he signed with the Spurs in 2015. He then will get another two years and $50 million tacked on to the deal, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.ESPN first reported the agreement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen the Spurs beat out the Suns, Lakers and several other suitors for Aldridge two summers ago, it was a departure from the franchise’s long history of drafting and developing its stars. With Tim Duncan nearing retirement and Kawhi Leonard emerging as the team’s next focal point, the Spurs splurged for Aldridge in free agency to try to extend the team’s window for competing in the Western Conference.He came from Portland, where he had spent years as the No. 1 option for the Trail Blazers, a formidable low-post presence with a strong mid-range game. Aldridge was an All-Star in his first season in San Antonio, but his individual numbers declined significantly. That was to be expected in San Antonio’s system, which emphasizes ball movement and tries to limit minutes to keep veterans fresh for the postseason. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LeBron’s status for opener vs. Celtics still unclear Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before landing with Gregg Popovich not always looking comfortable in the NBA’s most well-established system.The kinks the two sides have been trying to work through had league observers believing Aldridge might not be long for San Antonio. Just as they have for more than 20 years, the Spurs care little about what others think.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Last year, Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, both career lows. But the Spurs won 61 games and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors after Leonard injured his ankle in Game 1.The 32-year-old Aldridge and Popovich met this fall to try to find ways to make him feel more comfortable and effective. The dialogue helped strengthen their relationship, made Aldridge feel open to staying in San Antonio and gave the Spurs the peace of mind that they could continue to feature him as a much-needed supporting star for Leonard.The Warriors return almost their entire team and a deeper bench in pursuit of their third championship in four seasons. Oklahoma City added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony as wing men for Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets brought in Chris Paul, and the Minnesota Timberwolves added Jimmy Butler all in an effort to make things more difficult for Golden State.With Leonard missing the entire preseason and also scheduled to miss the season opener on Wednesday against Minnesota because of a quadriceps injury, Aldridge’s offensive presence is more important than ever.ADVERTISEMENT SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case PLAY LIST 01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Virat Kohli’s probable XI ahead of Cape Town Test vs South Africa

first_imgAfter a monumental 2017 season per-dominantly in the sub-continent, Virat Kohli’s men are all set to go on a year-long journey, where they will find little or no resemblance to what they have played on in the last 365 days.Kohli’s men won 37 matches across all formats — the second most in a calendar year. But, 2018 will provide a stiff challenge to the World No. 1 Test team.India will first tour South Africa for three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is. Following that they will play a tri-nation series including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and after the Indian Premier League, the real deal starts. India will tour England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests from July to September. After that, they will travel to Australia towards the fag end of the year for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.WATCHBut first things first, a sensational year for Kohli’s team means that most of the players are in form. Therefore, captain Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have a problem of plenty regarding the team selection — a good thing going into challenging conditions in South Africa.So, who all will be in Kohli’s final XI as they look to rewrite history against the Proteas? To decide that, one must take into consideration the conditions. So, what will the conditions be like across the three Test venues in Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg?If pundits are to be believed, the visitors have an advantage of playing the first Test at Newlands as that will be the closest they will get to home conditions. Due to little rain, the pitch in Cape Town surely won’t have the required ingredients to be a typical South Africa track consisting of pace, bounce and swing. One can expect little grass cover as well. So most likely it will assist the pacers to begin with and then slow down and cracks may well appear come Day 4 and 5.advertisementReuters PhotoIf that is indeed the case, the combination becomes really important. Will India go with two spinners and pacers each with Hardik Pandya playing as the seaming all-rounder? Or will India go with the extra pacer and play just one spinner? The situation is tricky because one just cannot ignore the hosts’ attack. They are all set to unleash fury on India with Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander all ready and available. Therefore, an extra batsman can’t be ruled out either.Players who are assured of a birth in the first Test are Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha. The choice of the second opener depends on Shikhar Dhawan’s ankle injury. Dhawan is back and hitting the ball in the nets but if he fails to get fit, then KL Rahul is all set to open with Vijay otherwise the coach has made it clear that the southpaw is the first choice to open alongside the Tamilian. So nine spots are done and dusted.Now here comes the tricky part. The bowlers. For the first time in many years, India have a great pool of in-form pacers to choose from on an overseas tour and the team management will have to take a call on whom to leave out among Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.AP PhotoKohli has preferred Shami, Umesh and Bhuvi as his choice of pacers when all have been available but keeping conditions in mind, it is likely that Ishant will get the nod ahead of Umesh. The Delhi pacer is not only the most experienced of the lot but also tall and it will help him extract bounce from the wicket which is key in South Africa. Ishant was terrific in the recent series against Sri Lanka where he picked up 8 wickets in two Tests and overall he got 14 in 6 matches. Shami has to be an automatic choice because of his ability to reverse the ball and hit the deck hard and make the ball do something. Bhuvneshwar’s ability to swing the ball might not come in handy after the new ball becomes old but his inclusion gives Kohli variety and also little bit of batting — something that will be key to India’s success.Now coming to the spinners. Unlike in the sub-continent, India will have to think through it for their upcoming tours and more often than not, they are likely to go with one of them. So who gets the nod and who sits out? Jadeja and Ashwin are third and fourth in the Test rankings for bowlers and leaving either could be difficult. Again…if conditions are considered, Jadeja might play ahead of Ashwin because he can generate sharp turn and bounce at a good speed. On the other hand, Ashwin has been India’s most successful bowler over the last couple of years in whites and is an automatic choice especially after his growth in batting. Ash has more variations and can adjust according to the pitch. Also, Ashwin has to be a better batting option in Tests than Jadeja considering he has four Test tons and 11 fifties to his name whereas the latter has eight fifties in red-ball cricket.advertisementNice little rhythm the bowlers are getting into at the moment #TeamIndia #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/QNVz9v6cP3- BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2018The think-tank has to decide between how they want to go with it because not giving away 20 wickets or taking them as well won’t be easy — either way. The headache for Kohli and Shastri is — do they trust their batting prowess enough to go with just five specialist batsman and trust Saha and their two all-rounders enough to withstand South Africa’s pace and also an in-from slow left-arm orthodox Keshav Maharaj? Therefore, going in with four specialist bowlers – three pacers and one spinner? Or they play the extra batsman in Rohit Sharma at six? And just go with three bowlers and Pandya as the fourth?ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

The day Mourinho felt betrayed by Sir Alex Ferguson

first_imgA revealing book by Spanish journalist Diego Torres, tells the story of the day when Jose Mourinho felt betrayed by Sir Alex Ferguson.We are already going on five years since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire, since then we have heard about many stories but we hadn’t read about the one involving Jose Mourinho and the Scotsman’s final days as a manager.In a more recent article, we shared David Moyes side of the story as he revealed that he was one of the first people who heard about Sir Alex’s decision to end his career with the Red Devils.But in the latest book by the name of ‘Prepare to Lose: the Mourinho Era’, Spanish journalist Diego Torres gives us another perspective of the final days in which Sir Alex Ferguson shared his secret with a select group of people about his retirement.The decision to leave David Moyes as the new Red Devils’ boss, brought a terrible wound between Ferguson and Jose Mourinho’s relationship because the Portuguese manager truly believed that he would be the next man to take on the job at Manchester United.Turns out that the Portuguese manager was under the impression that Ferguson wanted him to succeed him on the Red Devils, but the Scottish boss had other plans and Jose wasn’t even on the loop.Jose Mourinho reveals SECRET Sir Alex Ferguson told him that left him SCARED for a MONTH https://t.co/NFejS66NN8 pic.twitter.com/CxSCShZdPt— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) November 20, 2018The key period of time when it all went down was during the month of May, which was exactly when Ferguson had that meeting with Moyes and revealed that he would be the one to follow his legacy.The Portuguese manager was following all the news from Madrid when he was still the Spanish club’s manager and was completely devastated when he realized that Ferguson picked the Everton boss instead of him.“Mourinho thought that Ferguson was, besides his ally, also his friend and godfather,” Torres wrote on his book via Express.“He was convinced that they were tied by a relationship of genuine trust. He thought that his fabulous collection of titles constituted an ‘endorsement’ unreachable to any other contenders.”“When he knew that Ferguson had chosen Moyes, the Everton coach, he was struck by a terrible disbelief.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“These were the most unfortunate hours of Mourinho’s phase as Real Madrid coach. He endured them between dozing and waking, glued to his mobile phone in search of clarifications, on the night of the 7th and the morning of the 8th of May, tucked into the Sheraton Mirasierra hotel,” he added.https://t.co/9JBGTHhKjQ— Roopz @ roops (@roopzzzzzzz) November 21, 2018Looking at the final months of Jose Mourinho as the Real Madrid manager, there was a certain behavior that we could pick up from the Portuguese manager which suggested that he knew what his next destination would be.Not too long after Ferguson decided to make his announcement, Mourinho was also announced by Chelsea but these new revelations tell us that things didn’t really go the way that Jose was planning them all along.Years after this incident, Mourinho is already the Manchester United manager and the relationship has been restored between the two men.But there was absolutely a time when Jose didn’t even want to hear Sir Alex Ferguson’s name, especially when he also found out that Pep Guardiola had been offered the position at Manchester United exactly a year before the Scotsman decided to retire.There are even statements that Sir Bobby Charlton made to The Guardian in December of 2013, where he stated that Ferguson didn’t even like Mourinho that much in the first place. Things have changed quite a bit since then, haven’t they?Of all managers to have taken charge of 300 or more @premierleague games only Sir Alex Ferguson has a better win percentage than Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/O4hOoZpYKb— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 11, 2018Why do you think Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t choose Mourinho as his successor at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card leaked

first_img(Phys.org)—Rumors are swirling around the internet concerning Nvidia’s follow-up to its announcement last week of the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660, that a GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card is next and that it will fill in between the other two. Graphics cards and their specifications are important to gamers because the higher the quality, the better the gaming experience. Some run fast but produce less than sharp or rich images, while some are the opposite. The best produce razor sharp, fully textured images, with no blurring or skipping during motion sequences. To create stunning visuals for video games, graphics card makers such as Nvidia have developed processors with a variety of hardware options that offer trade-offs between price and performance. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti appears to be the ultimate trade-off, sacrificing processing speed for price, but only to a certain degree. © 2012 Phys.org Power of GeForce GTX available to gamers everywhere with two new Kepler-based GPUs The latest is that the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is to be based on the same Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as the GTX 660 (GK106), though sadly, will have two of its five SMX (streaming multiprocessor) units disabled, which will of course slow down its processing abilities. It will also have one of its memory controllers disabled as well. The idea is to give gamers a card that costs less than the 660 (average price $230), but offers more performance than the 650 (average price $109). The rumor is that the newest addition to the line will cost on average $170. The 650 Ti also will have a smaller bus and fewer texture units than the 660 and of course a reduced clock speed, which when added together would seem to bring the performance of the new card closer to the 650 than the 660.Hardware specs and numbers are helpful in gauging how a graphics card will perform, but the ultimate test is how things look when the card is installed and operating, and most appear to expect the GeForce GTX 650 Ti to perform somewhat faster than the 650, but quite a bit slower than the 660, and that image quality will fall somewhere in-between as well (texture units for example, are believed to be 48, versus 80 for the 660 and 32 for the 650). Thus, the bottom line for gamers will be to decide if the $60 difference between the 650 Ti and the 660 is worth wringing their hands over. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: Specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card leaked (2012, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-specs-nvidia-geforce-gtx-ti.html The GTX 650Ti leaked specifications. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more