Top Spurs scout watches West Brom’s Ferguson as they refuse to give up on teen

first_imgTOTTENHAM are refusing to give up on the chase for West Brom’s brilliant right-back Nathan Ferguson.Spurs sent their top spy, Brian Carey, to watch the defender, 19, in action at Preston on Monday as they carry on the pursuit we first revealed two months ago.2 Spurs are refusing to give up on West Brom ace Nathan FergusonCredit: PA:Press AssociationFerguson is flirting with foreign moves at the end of the season when he can go for nothing.But both Tottenham and Crystal Palace have other ideas.Mourinho is ready to give youngsters a chance in his Spurs side.And he will throw youngsters Troy Parrott and Ryan Sessegnon into the cauldron of Champions League football at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.Irish striker Parrott, 17, and £25million ex-Fulham winger Sessegnon are just two of the youngsters the Spurs boss will name in the dead rubber against the German giants.Both teams have already qualified from their Champions League group.Midfielders Oliver Skipp and Tashan Oakley-Boothe, plus central defender Japhet Tanganga and right-back Kyle Walker-Peters are also tipped to get game time in Bavaria.2But Mourinho is risking another Champions League humiliation after Munich put SEVEN past the North Londoners in September.Ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry got four goals in that match.Mourinho has indicated he will leave key stars at home to rest and will name a young side – and told the media exactly why yesterday at the briefing ahead of today’s clash with Burnley.The Portuguese boss said: “Because we are going to finish second. It doesn’t matter the result, but it’s very important for the players. Very important for the players that are going to play.”It’s very important for me to know them better. I am going to play for sure some of the players that are not playing with me in these matches we are playing.”It’s a great opportunity for young people. A great opportunity for the development of these young players, the Walker-Peters, the Skipps, the Parrotts, the Sessegnons, all these young players that we have, it’s a great opportunity for them.”Of course there is the prestige of the club also involved, and we are going to try to go with a team that gives us some guarantees to try to fight for a result that we don’t need, but a result that we want.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid”We know that tomorrow [against Burnley] is going to be the fifth game in a row, we know that after that we go to Wolves on the weekend, and Wolves is one of the teams that is in front of us in the table.”We have to look to this game, to Bayern, with all these in mind.”But if you want to look for the positive side of it, and not to the negative side, it is to say that lots of young players are going to have a good opportunity to play in an amazing stadium, amazing competition, against top players.”Jose Mourinho reveals he gave up the chance to go to Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight to lead Spurs out against Burnleylast_img read more

PNG’s hurdler defends title successfully

first_img“Very excited to run here, Just want to defend my gold medal, ” Kwarula said straight after the race.Settling for silver and bronze were New Caledonia pair Lucie Turpin and Manvella Gavin.Winning the gold medal for a second time it was run a slow time of 14.40 seconds. Kwarula said her personal best time is 13.50 seconds but “a gold is gold.”In 2011 Kwarula won gold with a time of 14.70 seconds.last_img

Two to watch in 2016

first_img Record-breaking performance In a year where several of Jamaica’s male juniors performed with distinction, two athletes, Christopher Taylor of Calabar High and Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College, stood tall in the 400 metres. Taylor, who gave early signals at development meets early in the year with excellent times in both the 200 and 400 metres, continued his good form at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, where, in his first year in Class Two, he easily won the one-lap event along with the 200m and ran a brilliant leg in the 4×400 metres as Calabar clocked a record 3:06.76 to wipe out St Jago High’s one-year-old mark of 3:08.31. On the world stage, Taylor produced outstanding times. At the IAAF World Youth Championships in July in Cali, Colombia, he was just brilliant. After posting 45.30 seconds in his semi-final, where many thought he had gone out too fast and would have paid the price in the final, he went even faster in the final as he stopped the clock at an astonishing 45.27 to win the event and become the second-fastest ever at this level. Only American Obi Moore with his 45.14 in Santiago, Chile, in 1995 has gone faster. The 16-year-old Taylor (born October 1, 1999), who went sub 46 seconds four times in the year, was ranked number one on the IAAF Word Youth list and was sixth on the World Junior list for 2015. While Taylor was the talk of the town, Kingston College’s Akeem Bloomfield was not far behind. Competing in his fourth individual 400 metres of his career at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Championships in March, he created history in the one-lap event. Bloomfield (born October 11, 1997) dipped under 45 seconds in winning the Class One 400m in 44.93. In doing so, he became the country’s first junior to go sub-45 and, in the process, he shattered Davian Clarke’s national junior record of 45.21. Bloomfield, with that record-breaking performance, ended the year at number two on the IAAF list. Only Abdelalelah Haroun of Qatar was faster. Haroun, who had the seven-fastest times in the event, topped the list with his 44.27. Following these impressive 400m runs from Taylor and Bloomfield, all attention will now be turned to next year’s IAAF World Junior Championships as Jamaica could do something special in the 4x400m. With the likes of Martin Manley and Jaheel Hyde set to join Taylor and Bloomfield, the world record of 3:01.09 set by the United States in Grossseto, Italy, in 2004 could be in danger.last_img read more

Slaughter credits Tenorio for making Ginebra’s big lineup work

first_imgPumaren downplays heated commotion with Pringle That particular lineup caused major problems for GlobalPort as Ginebra went on to cruise to a 124-108 win.And it could also serve as bad news for the rest of the league that it may not be the last time the PBA will see that five-man combination.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re playing really good with that lineup out there,” said Slaughter. “We’re able to impose our presence, but we still need a lot of things to figure out.”The Cebuano giant flourished playing alongside his fellow bigs, but said that much of the praise should be on Tenorio, who ran the show for his other four teammates on the floor. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “It’s going to be a conference of adjustments for us. We’re not there yet, and we got a lot of way to go. We got a lot of people going through some things, but we’re going to find our chemistry to make it work.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “We got to give a lot of credit to our littlest guy, LA. He came out with an amazing game, made things easy for us, and we had a good game for everyone,” he said.Slaughter also deserves to have his fare share of the limelight, coming off the bench and racking up 19 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks as he sparked the blowout in just his second game back since returning from his ACL injury.“It’s always good to win,” he said after Meralco spoiled his return, 93-78, last week.Slaughter admitted he’s still getting his bearings back and said he’s embracing whatever role Cone gives him even if it means he has to come off the bench again.“Whatever coach Tim wants from me, I’ll do it. I’m gonna do whatever it takes to fill in with the team. Whatever role it might be, I’ll do it to the best of my abilities. Whether I start or come off the bench, I’m just going to be always ready every game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra may have just found its killer five as coach Tim Cone experimented with his bigs on Sunday.With LA Tenorio being the lone true guard, the Gin Kings trotted out a towering lineup of import Justin Brownlee, Joe Devance, Japeth Aguilar, and Greg Slaughter for the better half of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Falcons become butt of the joke after Super Bowl collapse

first_imgWinning start 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has pushed his team to look forward, not backward.He keeps insisting there will be no hangover from the devastating loss.“When we came back, I knew there was going to be questions like, ‘OK, how much more work do we have to do to talk about last year?’” Quinn said. “I got my answer pretty early in training camp when I saw us go for it in the biggest way.”But he understands that plenty of Atlanta fans are a bit sensitive to all the barbs.“I love our fans,” Quinn said. “For them to get (ticked off) about it, that’s cool with me.”That means you, Peyton Manning, who got in on the act at the ESPY Awards.“I believe in the Falcons. I believe in (MVP quarterback) Matt Ryan and Dan Quinn, and I know in my heart the Falcons will be back,” the former NFL great said, setting up his zinger. “I wanted the Falcons to hear that from me now, at the beginning of the show, because they’re going to stop paying attention three-quarters of the way in.”Even two other NFC South rivals, teams the Falcons will face twice this season, couldn’t resist the chance to pile on.On March 28 — yep, 3-28 — the Carolina Panthers tweeted a picture of four players. But only two were tagged: No. 3 (Derek Anderson) and No. 28 (Johnathan Stewart). Clearly, that was no coincidence, which became apparent when the tweet was quietly deleted a few hours later.A couple of months later, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent out a seemingly innocuous tweet pitching their team-logo fidget spinners. When the Falcons’ account chimed in with a GIF of cornerback Desmond Trufant asking if the Bucs were “nervous about something,” the Bucs quickly responded by tweeting a picture of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (No. 28) celebrating with quarterback Jameis Winston (No. 3). Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter, a former Falcons’ offensive coordinator, wound up apologizing for that little back-and-forth.No need, said Falcons safety Ricardo Allen.This team can take it.“It does nothing for us,” he said Wednesday. “This world is so lost in staying in the past… Yes, we lost that game. They won that game. That’s last year. This is a new year. This team, we have the mindset of next-play mentality.“If you have a bad play, OK, next play. They’re going to make plays. Bad game? Next game.”Ryan, in a way, addressed the issue head-on by taking part in a Gatorade television commercial that featured, among others, Michael Jordan and Serena Williams talking about their biggest disappointments. Titled “The Secret to Victory,” it ends with a recreation of the Falcons quarterback dejectedly leaving the field after the Super Bowl, a voiceover describing his “utter disbelief,” before he stares into the camera and says one word.Defeat.Then it shows Ryan getting back to work, throwing one pass after another on the practice field, ending with the mantra, “Make Defeat Your Fuel.”“It’s about moving forward,” Ryan said. “To me, that’s what made sense. You learn from all these things throughout your life. Different things happen to you along the way. You learn from them and try to use them as motivation.”And the jokes? Is he using those as motivation? End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Justin Hardy #16, and Matt Ryan #2 celebrate with Tevin Coleman #26 of the Atlanta Falcons after he scored a touchdown on a 82 yard interception against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYFLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia — Hey, did you hear the one about Choking Awareness Day?It’s held on 3-28.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Of course, that punch line references the score late in the third quarter of last season’s Super Bowl, when it looked as though the Atlanta Falcons would finally win their first championship.Then, as they remember all too painfully in these parts, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots scored 31 consecutive points to pull off the greatest comeback in the title game’s 51-year history, winning 34-28 in overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendBrady collected his fifth ring.The Falcons became the butt of the joke. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: ‘It still hurts’ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ “No,” Ryan shot back, managing a weak smile. “I don’t pay much attention to it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lots and lots of jokes.Even now, as Atlanta prepares to open the season Sunday with a road game against the Chicago Bears, there’s no sign of the jabs letting up.Just last weekend, when Texas A&M squandered a 34-point lead in the second half and lost 45-44 to UCLA, a Lou Holtz parody account on Twitter claimed the Aggies were unveiling a new logo. Naturally, it was the Falcons’ distinctive emblem.In New Orleans, home of the Falcons’ biggest rival, the Dirty Coast shop on Magazine Street has been offering T-shirts with a scoreboard-like design “28-3, 3rd, 2:12” — when Atlanta was still up by 25. As if that wasn’t enough to bring a smile to Saints’ fans, the store also has been raising money to put up a billboard with the same design outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Falcons’ new stadium.“I don’t pay attention to that,” Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones said with a shrug. “It happened. We can’t go back and change it. So, I mean, you lick your wounds a little bit, then you have to get on with your life.”ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Father charged for beating son with pipe in head

first_imgA father of four was hauled before the courts last week after he was accused of hitting his 10-year-old son to his head with a piece of pipe.Rudolph Lyken stood before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the charge that was made out against him when it was read.The 40-year-old man is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding the lad on October 10, 2018 at their D’Urban Street, Werk-en-Rust home.The court heard that on the day in question, the boy was dealt one lash to his head by the defendant after he refused to carry out an order.He was subsequently taken to a city hospital, where he was treated for the injuries he sustained and sent away.Lyken, in his defence, told the court that he never intended to hit the child to his head. He noted that he instructed the boy to carry out an order which he refused.“I never really wanted to hit him in his head; I talked to him before. After I lash him, I went to him and told him ‘you see how you mek I hit you, you have to listen’,” he said.The man further informed the court that he was the sole breadwinner for himself and children, who resided with him.Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones made no objections to bail being granted to the single father.Magistrate Latchman granted Lyken his pre-trial liberty in the sum of $80,000, and adjourned the matter until November 2, 2018.last_img read more

Bears out looking for garbage as winter hibernation approaches

first_imgA Charlie Lake resident has some concerns about a black bear they saw roaming the Cherry Road area earlier today.They said the bear wasn’t easy to scare off,  but eventually left the premises, and is suspected to still be bearA resident submitted this photo of a black bear eating their garbage.- Advertisement -Micah Kneller with the BC Conservation Office said this bear is likely the same one known to them, which has been seen in Charlie Lake many times over the last two weeks.While they know of it, he says it poses no direct threat to residents.“We are monitoring the location and habits of this bear in the Charlie Lake area. To this point, it hasn’t done anything that’s aggressive,” he said. “Whenever the attractant it’s been getting into has been removed, the bear hasn’t been coming back.”Advertisement He added that bears usually start looking through garbage for food prior to hibernation. According to Kneller, bears start to learn where to find food, and people can deter bears from coming back by removing whatever it is attracting them in the first place.He urges people to keep their garbage in the house or garage until collection day to keep it away from bears.“The problem right now is that people are continuing to store their garbage in an accessible location for the bear,” he said.Kneller also emphasizes that things other than our food can also attract bears, such as pet food and bird feeders.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA CLOSE-knit Co Donegal community is set to go on a real-life wild goose chase – to raise money for charity!For generations people Glengad in Inishowen had a tradition of following a gaggle of geese from Ballynahona to Carndonagh mart.And this year they will do it again this Christmas in aid of Coronary and Cancer Care. The event will honour local people Tommy McCulgan and Angela Grogan who passed away in January.The geese taking part in the ‘race’ haven’t even hatched yet – and people can place a bet on which egg hatches first.Said spokesman from the fundraising committee: “The numbered eggs are now incubating and committee members are currently going door to door selling lottos to guess the first four eggs to hatch for €2 or you can have three chances for €5 and be in with a chance of winning €1000. Or eggs can be sponsored at Culkeeny Post Office for €10 with a chance of winning €100 for the first egg hatched.”For more check our their facebook page  DONEGAL COMMUNITY SET FOR REAL-LIFE WILD GOOSE CHASE was last modified: April 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:DONEGAL COMMUNITY SET FOR REAL-LIFE WILD GOOSE CHASElast_img read more

Fines deemed ineffective; firms face punishment for illegal hiring

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut critics blasted the agency for backing down from its efforts to discourage and penalize those who help undocumented workers. “To say that their efforts are trivial are to grossly overstate their efforts,” said Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies, a D.C.-based think tank that takes a hard line on illegal immigration. “Gee, maybe we don’t have a problem anymore,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, long an advocate of advocated increased enforcement of immigration laws. With Congress poised this week to approve a massive immigration overhaul, lawmakers and President George W. Bush have touted their dedication to beefing up security at the border and increasing fines for hiring illegal immigrants. But analysts said the fresh statistics make them skeptical the proposed tougher punishments against employers will even be enforced. WASHINGTON – Despite the national spotlight on immigration reform, the federal government has abandoned financial sanctions as a way to punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants, choosing instead to pursue criminal penalties, according to officials and documents. Dean Boyd, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said fines against employers were ineffective as a deterrent to hiring illegal immigrants, with some companies simply considering the penalties a cost of doing business. So beginning in 2003, he said, the agency dramatically decreased the number of fines imposed, while beefing up its criminal prosecutions. “We have found that to be a far greater wake-up call” to employers, Boyd said. “We’ve really changed the way we’re going about doing our business. We are taking a completely new strategy.” “Until you get a reformed system, it’s going to be impossible to have the robust enforcement we all agree is appropriate,” said Marshall Fitz, director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. But Boyd noted that criminal prosecutions have risen steadily since the agency changed tactics. Arrests rose 10 percent from 2004 to 2005, resulting in 127 criminal convictions last year. This year, the agency has made more than 2,000 arrests in connection with the employment of illegal immigrants. Seizures and forfeitures also have taken the place of fines, Boyd said. Wal-Mart agreed to pay $11 million last year after the government found it hired illegal immigrants for cleaning crews at its stores, and last month the owners of three sushi restaurants in Baltimore agreed to forfeit more than $1.1 million after pleading guilty to hiring illegal immigrants. Boyd noted that the Wal-Mart settlement alone equaled eight years of civil penalties collected by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service. But with an estimated 7.2 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. work force, lawmakers and analysts said they think the administration’s enforcement efforts don’t go far enough. Gallegly said that since there are more than 10 million people working with invalid Social Security numbers, the small number of arrests doesn’t seem like a very good record. Carl W. Hampe, a former U.S. Senate counsel who helped draft the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, said Congress purposely created civil and criminal penalties and that both should be enforced. “There seems to be no excuse for not enforcing the law civilly,” he said, calling ICE’s strategy of focusing only on criminal prosecutions “not consistent with the intent of Congress.” Hampe also criticized the number of arrests. “For 8 million employers, that’s like, never. It’s such a small drop in the bucket,” he said. Rep. David Dreier, who has proposed a national Social Security card system that would enable employers to easily verify a worker’s employment status, said the statistics show the need for a better overall system. “As enforcement is stepped up, it’s also important that we improve the employment eligibility verification system, so that employers can feel confident they are making legitimate hiring decisions,” said Dreier, R-Glendora. “It would be far easier to root out the bad apples if we gave honest and hard-working business owners the tools necessary to follow the law.” (202) 662-8731 EMPLOYER SANCTIONS The following shows the number of fines and arrests resulting from federal efforts targeting employers who hire illegal immigrants: Year, Fines, Arrests 1999 417 2,849 2000 178 953 2001 100 735 2002 53 485 2003 162 445 2004 3 445 2005 2 465 2006 0 522 Source: Daily News research; Government Accountability Office160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgANGLO CELT BACK HOME IN DONEGALIT WAS a superb weekend for Donegal as Jim McGuinness and Michael Murphy led the county to a two-in-a-row Ulster success with a superb win over Down in Clones.Thanks to all our readers from every corner of Donegal for your pictures.Here’s a few more for you to enjoy. PADDY POSES FOR A PIC WITH A YOUNG FAN IN DONEGAL TOWNDONEGAL GIRLS ON TOUR – BUT WHO’S THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE?ISN’T THAT LAST YEAR’S HAT? STILL VERY FASHIONABLE!CORA VOTES CLONES NUMBER 1 HOME ON THE MCGUINNESS BUS – DOES JIM DRIVE THAT TOO? THE PRIDE AND THE JOY …MEANWHILE AT THE ORCHARD BAR IN LK  PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE OF YOUR SUPERB PICTURES AS THE ANGLO CELT COMES HOME TO DONEGAL was last modified: July 23rd, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE OF YOUR SUPERB PICTURES FROM AN HISTORIC WEEKEND FOR DONEGALlast_img read more