Hazard is Chelsea’s top scorer this season with 10 goals and has often swung matches in the Blues’ favour with his attacking guile. But it is his new-found work ethic which has pleased Mourinho most. “At the age of 23 to be where he is, we can only expect better,” Mourinho said. “(But) let him go. Let the top, top ones at 27, 28, 29 years be where they deserve to be because they have careers of many years at the top. “And let Eden follow his way, the way he is doing.” Hazard, who Mourinho insisted is not for sale despite rumoured interest from Paris St Germain, has relished the responsibility of taking the initiative for Chelsea this term. Mourinho knows he cannot always look to Hazard for a spark, but he is happy with the former Lille forward’s progress. “I cannot expect him to be the match-winner in every game; I cannot put this kind of pressure (on him),” Mourinho said. “(But) we are very happy with him. He has improved a lot in every aspect. “He was known as one of the worst trainers. He was training to have some fun. Always having a joke. Not top concentration. “He has become – I don’t say one of the best – but a good professional in training. “He works very hard for the team. He’s trying now all the time to be an influence in our game. He’s getting this responsibility.” New experiences await for Hazard in 2014 – the knockout stages of the Champions League and a World Cup. Chelsea are also in contention for the Premier League for the first time since Hazard joined and could go top with a win at Hull on Saturday. “It’s important we are close to the title,” Mourinho said. “It brings a different pressure. The players improve with the pressure.” Mourinho denied he had compromised Hazard’s attacking flair by demanding more of him defensively. “It’s never a problem for a person to be more complete than they were before,” said Mourinho, who disciplined Hazard for missing a training session earlier this season by leaving him out of the match with Schalke. The Portuguese believes for Hazard it was a change of mindset that was required for the improved work ethic. Mourinho tinkered with Hazard’s approach through “conversations, feedback, demanding more” and by “showing him the way I think is the right way and even if it isn’t the right way, it’s the way he has to follow”. Hazard has fine examples to follow at Chelsea in the likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole. All three are out of contract at the end of the season, but no one is in any rush to agree a new deal. Mourinho said: “They are calm. We are calm. We know that they want to do well this season and we know that they want to stay in the club. “They know the respect we have for them. They know the contribution they are giving this season, which is different to last season where there were many doubts around Lampard, because he was not playing, and John, because he was not playing. “This situation is not around so everything is calm. No problems.” Lampard is currently out with a calf problem. Mourinho added: “It’s getting better. I think by the end of the month he’s ready.” Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard can only improve after starring for Chelsea this season, but warned it is too early to compare the Belgium forward with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Press Association
Over the summer, Lorenzo, the newest high-end housing project catering to USC students, partially opened to residents. While only the latest in a series of amenity-rich, university-unaffiliated housing complexes, Lorenzo is unique in that it boasts luxurious conditions, but also far from the center of campus. The building is located on W. Adams Boulevard, over half a mile from campus.“A lot of parents want their students to be closer to campus. However, we do have tons of shuttles,” Lorenzo leasing agent Keyana Lavergme said. “We have three shuttles right now, and they run all day and all night.”Lorenzo remains one of the most distant housing complexes from campus. Christopher Greenspan, director of asset management and investments at R. W. Selby & Co., the company in charge of Tuscany, an apartment complex located on S. Figueroa Street just south of Exposition Boulevard, highlighted location as a main benefit of the apartments at Tuscany.“We offer something that others cannot offer,” he said. “For Tuscany, it is walking distance to the campus, and walking distance to the business school.”For students, choosing where to live can be a decision that involves weighing factors such as practicality, location, price and amenities.“I chose to live in Lorenzo because it had a ton of vacancies. Since I’m transferring, I was doing my housing months and months after everyone else,” Stephen Carr, an undeclared sophomore, said. “Now that I’m here, it’s pretty insane. It’s beautiful [inside], like a hotel.”For Jennifer Michelman, a junior majoring in business, the choice also came down to both logistics and luxury.“The main reason that I [chose to live in the Lorenzo] is because I’m going abroad next semester, so I needed to rent for six months,” Michelman said. “But I was also attracted to the amenities. It’s literally like living in a hotel.”Rates at the Lorenzo run between $831 and $1,376 a month, or $4,155 and $6,880 for five months, the approximate length of a semester. Their smallest floor plan is approximately 700 square feet, and their largest about 1,300 according to its website.USC also offers many housing options for those who choose not to live in buildings like Lorenzo and Tuscany. There are 18 university-owned apartment buildings for undergraduate upperclassmen. One popular option for housing is Cardinal Gardens, where an approximately 750 square foot apartment for four people costs $4,140 a semester, according to the USC Housing website. The complex, located on McClintock Ave., houses about 655 students.Brooke Seegan, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, chose to live in university-owned Troy East for the convenience it provides.“I didn’t want to have to deal with leasing an apartment or buying furniture or worrying if one of my roommates decided to study abroad,” Seegan said.The cost of a semester at Troy East runs between $2,885 and $4,465.While it offers furnished apartments, a workout room and study rooms, Troy East does not have the extra amenities that non-university housing often provides.“We have a movie theater, we have a three-story gym with rock climbing and robes. We also have an outdoor pool, indoor pool and rooftop pool. We have saunas and steam rooms and cabanas,” Lavergme said of Lorenzo.The proliferation of new apartment buildings also increases the competition for existing high-end housing options. According to leasing consultant Joey Hughes, University Gateway apartments, one of the first in the new wave of high-end apartment complexes, often has to adapt.“As the demand changes, we have to change along with it. There’s always going to be new completion,” Hughes said.He says Gateway, however, has two distinct benefits.“Our location and our management. We care more,” Hughes said.Many students, though, are not willing to pay more, even for the benefits expensive housing may provide.“My big problem with the high-end USC housing options is not the options themselves as much as the options they replace,” Sam Vercauteran, a junior majoring in computer science, said. “I do not have any strong desire or the financial resources to stay at one of these places, and I know a lot of people feel the same way.” Follow Isabella Sayyah on Twitter @isabellasayyah
Photo: Kassandra Pollard was found on Tuesday afternoon, and reunited with her family – submitted.The Peace Regional RCMP has found the missing girl from Peace River, Alberta. On Sunday morning, the RCMP was notified of the disappearance of 14 year-old Kassandra Pollard. – Advertisement -The girl had left her residence early Sunday morning, and had failed to make contact with her family after her departure. On Tuesday afternoon, the RCMP received a tip that the girl had been spotted in High Level, which is six hours north of Peace River. Police were able to locate Pollard, who has since been reunited with her family.
BY KENNETH MC DONAGH NORTHERN LIGHTS (AURORA BOREALIS) – 18/1/12UPDATE FOR TONIGHT – 8:19 PMCloud cover tonight will not be as bad as last night giving you star gazers looking to catch the northern lights a better chance of getting a glimpse of them. Last night there were reports of them in the skies over Donegal in Ardara, Malin Head and Convoy. Anyone that does spot anything in the sky please take a photo and send it on to firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be confirmed.Thursday night is said to be the big night for them with a coronal mass ejection (CME) heading mainly for Venus might deliver a glancing blow to our plant, too, on Jan. 19th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the cloud arrives says spaceweather.com__________________________________________ INFO ON AURORA BOREALIS (NORTHERN LIGHTS)__________________________________________– Look North to a Northwest direction.– Get to high ground make sure there is no town lights blocking your view out in to the distance to the North and Northwest.– If your up in north Donegal or from Derry head to from Pollan Beach in Ballyliffin, Inishowen, or Malin head best chances of seen them.– Make sure of clear sky’s in the area. – wrap up and stay warm.KEEP TUNED TO THE DONEGAL WEATHER CHANNEL FOR MORE NEWS ON THE LIGHTSKENNETH McDONAGH’S NORTHERN LIGHTS UPDATE was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Ardaraconvoydonegal northern lightsMalin Headnorthern lights donegal