‘Money is no issue’ – Benfica president dreaming of Mourinho

first_imgBenfica president Luis Filipe Vieira insisted “money is no issue” as the Portuguese giants try to lure Jose Mourinho to Estadio da Luz.Mourinho is without a job after he was sacked by Premier League side Manchester United last month, ending his two-and-a-half-year tenure at Old Trafford.The Portuguese boss – who has been linked with Real Madrid and Inter – made a name for himself at Benfica’s rivals Porto, where he won the 2003-04 Champions League and two Primeira Liga titles before moving to Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Mourinho’s managerial career began at Benfica when he replaced Jupp Heynckes after the fourth week of the Primeira Liga before resigning just nine games later following a changed in the club’s presidency.Now, after axing head coach Rui Vitoria last week, Vieira is dreaming of bringing Mourinho to Benfica all these years later.”For now, Bruno Lage is the coach of Benfica,” Vieira told Portuguese broadcaster SIC. “There will be news next week.” When asked about Mourinho, Vieira said: “I am his friend. Who would not like to have Mourinho? [But] I have not talked to him.”If he says yes tomorrow, he’ll be here at the drop of a hat. Money is no issue for Benfica.Benfica are third in Portugal’s top flight, seven points adrift of leaders Porto after 16 rounds.The club are also set to begin play in the Europa League knockout stages as the Portuguese side is set to take on Galatasaray after finishing third behind Bayern Munich and Ajax in Champions League play.last_img read more

Over 300000 Guyanese have access to the internet Telecoms Minister

“The Internet penetration rate in Guyana today stands at 305,007 persons. That means that 39.6 per cent of the current population of this country are using and connected to the Internet. It might sound low, but it’s over 300,000 persons.”Cathy Hughes, Minister of TelecommunicationThese were the words of the Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes as she recently defended in the National Assembly the frequent statements in the public domain regarding Guyana’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.“I know in the press, I’ve been carried talking about our drive to provide connectivity. We’ve connected all the Ministries at this point in time. Over 150 government agencies, over 195 schools and we’ve created and opened in communities over 125 ICT hubs where there’s free Internet access,” she said.Hughes stated that while persons may say there was an absence of a strategy, it actually has not been put out for consultation. But according to the Minister, that does not mean that things are not happening, as she believes there is enough indication and discussion about a strategy.“It’s my pleasure to say that the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is close to completing and bringing an ICT strategy out for consultations,” she related. “But in the meantime, I want to say that almost four or five times a month we demonstrate in a tangible way how that strategy is working.”Earlier this month, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) had hosted a road show in collaboration with the Ministry in various regions across Guyana. Some of the activities that were featured included an e-agriculture workshop, community outreaches, a cyber-security workshop, and an ICT youth fair.At a recent press conference, Hughes had announced that the Government would be formulating a policy framework expected to bridge the gap which exists between the hinterland and coastal communities and steer Guyana into the 21st Century.The Bureau of Statistics, in the census conducted in 2012, had listed Guyana’s population count at “746,955.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedICT Initiatives to transform Guyana in 2017 – HughesDecember 7, 2016In “latest news”GRIF Project Grant will increase connectivity in Hinterland communities – Minister HughesAugust 11, 2017In “Internet”High-level Telecoms team heads to ChinaAugust 26, 2016In “latest news” read more