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Nations League triumph would better World Cup semi, says Kane

first_imgIf England win the Nations League this year it will be a greater achievement than reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in Russia, captain Harry Kane said on Tuesday.England meet the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals on June 6 for the right to face either European champions Portugal or Switzerland in the final three days later in Porto.“To have a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt does not happen very often,” the striker told reporters. “If we win that trophy, in my eyes, it’s a better year than 2018.”Kane is preparing for England’s opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic on Friday and Montenegro on Monday.England topped a Nations League qualifying group that included 2010 world champions Spain and 2018 runners-up Croatia.Last year they reached the World Cup semis for the first time since 1990 before losing 2-1 to Croatia after extra time.“Hopefully, we can win some silverware. Of course, 2018 was fantastic but, for me, the main thing is the team and we want to win things. We want to make fans happy and be proud,” said Kane, who won the golden boot in Russia as top scorer with six goals.“People now expect us to do well and before the World Cup there was no expectation, so it’s great that we’ve turned that around,” Kane was quoted as saying by the BBC.“We’re the only team from the World Cup semi-finals to have got through their Nations League group, and we had probably one of the hardest groups.“That was big for us, to prove that it wasn’t just a one-off, that this team were really building for something special.”last_img read more

Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey valued at $500K

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ NBA: Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tiescenter_img The 39-year-old husband of model Gisele Bundchen became the only quarterback to win five Super Bowls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New England Patriots’ Tom Brady celebrates with teammate Julian Edelman after the team defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Tom Brady’s missing jersey from Super Bowl 51, where the star quarterback led the New England Patriots over Atlanta for a record fifth crown, has been valued at $500,000 by Houston police.Website TMZ posted a copy of the police report regarding the theft of the jersey, which has been classified as a first-degree felony.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The number 12 Patriots jersey went missing in the aftermath of New England’s 34-28 over-time triumph over the Falcons at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Brady said he had stashed the prized souvenir in his bag and left it in the locker room.“I put it in the bag and I came out and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady said the morning after the victory. “It’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“If it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know so I can track that down.”Brady completed 43 of 62 throws for 466 yards — all Super Bowl passing records — and two touchdowns and guided New England from a 28-3 deficit in the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

Attending meeting without an elections date will serve no purpose

first_imgDear Editor,The nation has woken up to a letter dated February 25, 2019 sent by Mr. Granger to Mr. Jagdeo in their respective capacities to discuss:“(1) The National Assembly’s constitutional role in the present situation; and (2) GECOM’s readiness and requirement for funding to enable it to conduct General and Regional Elections (GRE)…”The Government of Gu-yana’s financial architecture as prescribed by the law provides GECOM with certain tools that it can use to do its work. As a statutory agency, GECOM and in compliance with Article 222A of the Guyana Constitution has the power to “manage its subvention in such a manner as it deems fit for the efficient discharge of its functions”.In the 2019 Budget, G$5.371 billion was approved for GECOM to spend in 2019. Aren’t those enough funds to commence preparatory works for the 2019 Elections? Are we printing gold lined ballot papers? Who does GECOM and Team Granger think they are fooling?But just supposing that GECOM needs a billion or two more, the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (Act No. 20 of 2003) has given GECOM the power to ask the Minister of Finance to release funds for a national contingent liability that has occurred because of a constitutional act that was given life by Article 106 of the Guyana Constitution on December 23, 2018. This spending of public money is not a discretionary ask, but a mandatory one which the Minister of Finance must execute.The Minister of Finance must approve the funding of this future commitment by way of the Contingency Funds, because the entire financial commitment was unforeseen, unavoidable and urgent, and is a matter of national importance that transcends party politics. So there is no role for Mr. Jagdeo and Mr. Granger in this arrangement. GECOM does not need Mr. Granger’s or Mr. Jagdeo’s permission to draw on the Contingency Funds to hold Elections.As to Issue No. 1 and the constitutional role of the National Assembly, Mr. Granger must be advised that such a role becomes relevant only once an elections date is publicly declared by him and only him. This process does not need Mr. Jagdeo until a date is announced. Again, who does Mr. Granger think he is fooling?Between now and March 20, 2019, there is no need for the National Assembly to meet, unless for the primary act of extending the life of the Government using a 2/3 majority of all the elected members (44 whole members).But in the absence of an elections date, what is Mr. Granger trying to do, force an after-life for his Government using these zombie tactics? I trust Mr. Jagdeo and his Team would engage in parliamentary semantics by extending the life of a Government that has not yet committed to an elections date. Enough time has passed since December 23, 2019 for all the power brokers in Team Granger to fully comprehend the gravity of the matter at hand. We must at least credit them with some common sense.I therefore call on Mr. Jagdeo to write to Mr. Granger and politely decline the offer to meet, for the simple reason that there is nothing to meet about this time until a date for the elections is publicly declared by Mr. Granger. This is serious business, and Mr. Granger and Mr. Jagdeo are supposed to be serious people with serious responsibilities. There should be no time for games of deceit to outmanoeuvre each other. Attending this meeting without an elections date would serve only one purpose: to kick the bucket down the road. Is this in Mr. Jagdeo and his team’s best interest?Further, this meeting helps no one; not the private sector, who are seeing their business implode; the citizenry, who live in a society of great uncertainty; and the political opposition, who will only be aiding and abetting an idle Government whose life expires on March 20, 2019.This letter from Mr. Granger seeks to serve the interest of one group – David Arthur Granger and his apparatchiks, who continue to live the high life on the backs of the Guyanese people, and expect to continue to do so with zero accountability. Is Mr. Jagdeo so desperate for a fist bump with Mr. Granger that he would attend this meeting without a declared elections date?We shall see!Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Harry Kane’s goal was the catalyst to spark Palace comeback, admits Pardew

first_imgAlan Pardew hailed his side’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur as a ‘fantastic day for Crystal Palace’ after he saw his side come from behind to win 2-1 at Selhurst Park.The Eagles fell behind when Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead just after the break but the hosts struck back in dramatic style to seal a crucial win.Dwight Gayle converted a controversial penalty before Jason Puncheon struck late on to give Pardew a dream start to his Palace managerial career.But Pardew admits Kane’s goal was the catalyst Palace needed to return to winning ways.He said: “The second half was more even, but the goal actually forced us to go up the pitch ten yards.“In a way it was the best thing that could happen to us. You don’t like to concede goals but it turned out to be a real positive for us.“Suddenly we were on top of them, pressurising them, not giving their quality midfielders time on the ball and creating chances.“We created so many chances in that second half; we deserved to win the game.”On his side’s penalty award Pardew felt it was a spot kick but also conceded his team was lucky to avoid punishment for a late challenge on Kane.“It was a penalty, it was a rash challenge and you cannot make a challenge like that, but in the counter-argument. I think they should’ve had a penalty as well. I think Harry Kane at the end is a penalty as well.“So they were tough decisions, but we got the call, so a bit of luck went our way there.”last_img read more

‘We now have a combination of Ronaldo and Beckham!’ – Manchester United fans react to Memphis Depay’s first half double

first_imgMemphis Depay has shown Old Trafford why he was worth the money paid for him in the first half of Manchester United’s return to the Champions League against Club Brugge.He lit up the first half with two delightful goals, one full of skill and pace, the other full of pure power.And United fans are already getting carried away with their new no.7.See below for the best reactions to the Dutchman’s first half performance … 1 Memphis Depay last_img

Middlesbrough working on deal for £12m Southampton flop

first_img1 Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez Middlesbrough are trying to sign Southampton flop Gaston Ramirez.The Uruguay international moved to St. Mary’s in 2012 for £12million after impressing for Bologna in Serie A.But since the move, the 25-year-old has struggled for form and he spent last season on loan at Hull.Southampton are now ready to let Ramirez go and, according to TMW, Middlesbrough are working on a deal.The Championship club are set to face competition for the attacking midfielder, though, as he looks to secure first-team football.Ramirez’s former side Bologna are keen on a deal, as are Premier League strugglers Swansea.last_img read more

Watch your back: Tailgates are now target of thieves

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible“Tailgates can cost upward of $1,000 to replace and they are very easy to steal when they are not locked,” said Detective Ho Sook Anderson, coordinator for the LAPD’s Mission Division Commercial Auto Theft Section. Five of the LAPD’s Valley police divisions have previously experienced the occasional tailgate theft, but more than three dozen have been reported this year. While purse-snatching, pickpocketing and bicycle theft are decreasing across the nation, vehicle burglaries are on the rise, soaring 10 percent in 2004, the last year for which data were available, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Overall, auto thefts also continue to decrease nationwide. The LAPD reports a nearly 10 percent decrease this year compared with the same time last year, and a 16 percent decrease compared with 2004. But the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that California still leads the way, with almost 253,000 car thefts in 2004, the last year for which data were available. Though 60 percent of all cars stolen are returned, the rest end up on the black market, shipped overseas, or in chop shops, where vehicles are dismantled and the parts sold on the black market, said Frank Scafidi, spokesman for the NICB. “That’s a huge business, not just in Los Angeles, but in all parts of the country,” he said. The Internet and the ease with which these parts can be distributed has made (selling) easier.” The trickle effect means higher insurance premiums, he said. “It’s the kind of economic climate that I find personally bothersome,” he said. “We wind up paying for their inconsideration.” Donnie Adlen, who has co-owned Sun Valley’s U-Pick-A-Part auto wreckage yard for 50 years, said many truck owners come in seeking tailgates to replace those that have been smashed in a collision or else stolen, so there is a demand. Thieves have tried to sell what he believes are stolen tailgates to Adlen, but he buys only intact cars. “We get a lot of cars from the official police garages – a lot of them, but usually on trucks, the tailgates are gone,” he said. “We hear all kinds of stuff about thefts. The black market is our biggest competition.” Tailgates have no serial numbers, no way for police to identify the stolen part, Anderson said. She recommends that owners of older-model trucks purchase after-market locks found at auto parts shops for $25, or engrave the vehicle identification number or the driver’s license number into the tailgate. The LAPD’s West Valley station, for example, will lend engraving devices to local residents. Some newer models of trucks are now sold with the locks, such as those found on the 2006 Ford F-series, said Tawny Arnaud, vice president of Galpin Ford. Thieves also are plucking third-row seats from larger American SUVs, such as Cadillac Escalades and Chevrolet Tahoes, Anderson said. Insurance specialists from the Southern California Automobile Association say reports of stolen third-row seats are increasing. “There’s always going to be someone out there, no matter what comes out, that figures out how to take something without paying for it,” Scafidi said. “Parts from a car, even tailgates, have been getting ripped off since trucks have been made because there is always someone who doesn’t want to pay retail.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! First came rims and radios, then air bags and fenders. Now the latest targets to be ripped off from American-made trucks are tailgates and third-row seats from giant SUVS. Police in the San Fernando Valley have noticed the recent trend, and encourage truck and SUV owners to prevent thefts by marking tailgates and seats. Older-model trucks are particularly vulnerable, police say, because the tailgates don’t come with locks. last_img read more

Blackburn snatch victory at in-form Millwall with two late goals

first_img REVEALED huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News RANKED MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Armstrong, who had only replaced midfielder Bradley Dack in the 74th minute, then wrapped up the visitors’ first away win since the start of October with a memorable solo strike less than 60 seconds later.The win moves Tony Mowbray’s side up to 14th in the Championship while Millwall drop to 20th, five points above the relegation zone, despite losing only their second home game in the last 10.In a scrappy and uneventful opening half, the hosts lost striker Tom Elliott to a suspected wrist injury within three minutes. They also had the only chance of note, as defender Jake Cooper headed wide from a Ryan Leonard corner seven minutes before the break.Neil Harris’ side continued to look most threatening in the air at the start of the second half, with both Aiden O’Brien and Elliott’s replacement Steve Morison looping headers wide.However, it was Leonard’s powerful volley from 25 yards on the hour – an effort well saved by Rovers goalkeeper David Raya – that finally brought the visitors to life.Nuttall’s effort from Harrison Reed’s deep free kick was deflected wide before makeshift centre-half Jack Rodwell headed wide from subsequent corner. ADVICE Tony Mowbray’s men are up to 14th in the table with the win A dramatic finish at The Den saw Blackburn score two goals in two minutes to snatch a 2-0 win at an in-form Millwall side.The hosts went into the game having won their last four matches but went behind on 86 minutes when Shaun Hutchinson diverted Adam Armstrong’s cross into his own net. REVEALED center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Then, on 65 minutes, Dack met substitute Ryan Nyambe’s low cross with a back heel that was crucially blocked by the Millwall defence.Millwall’s two best chances of the game came when right-back Mahlon Romeo shot powerfully at Raya from 12 yards on 78 minutes, before midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe wastefully blazed over from a corner that Rovers failed to clear.The match was decided in the space of two minutes late on, as Rovers produced the game’s only moments of creativity to claim the three points.Armstrong, who appeared to be offside when he crossed into the box, started and finished the move that led to the visitors’ opener courtesy of an unfortunate Hutchinson.Armstrong then latched onto stand-in captain Elliott Bennett’s pinpoint through-ball and curled into the bottom corner past Jordan Archer to make it 2-0.Championship round-up of 3pm kick-offs Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice last_img read more

State Trooper Injured In Accident Friday Night

first_imgFriday at 9:00 pm, an Indiana State Trooper was injured in a crash when his vehicle was struck by a commercial motor vehicle northbound on I-65 at the 38 mile marker near Crothersville, Indiana.Trooper Michael Thiron was initially dispatched to the area of the 38 mile marker for a previous crash with injuries in which a southbound vehicle slid into the cable barrier. Trooper Thiron was traveling northbound on I-65 in his fully marked 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicle when he arrived on the scene.  With his emergency lights activated, Trp. Thiron attempted to change lanes from the shoulder of I-65 into the median where the crashed vehicle was located.Thiron’s vehicle was struck from behind by a 2012 Freightliner pulling a box trailer, driven by Patrick Gregory, age 30, Indianapolis, Indiana.Thiron’s vehicle spun into the median and came to rest up against the cable barrier. Thiron was transported to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of possible head injuries.  He was treated and released last night.  Gregory was not injured in the crash.Northbound lanes were slow for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.  The investigation is ongoing.Trp. Thiron has served with the Indiana State Police for approximately one year.The crash is being investigated by Trooper Matt Holley.  Trp. Holley was assisted by numerous other troopers with the Indiana State Police, the Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County EMS, and the Vernon Township Fire Department.last_img read more

Stress Is Contagious . . . So Try to Hang Out With Calmer People

first_imgIf you have a friend who’s really stressed out . . . um . . . maybe stop hanging out with them.  Sure, you might make THEIR stress worse in the process, but at least YOU’LL wind up marginally better overall. So if you’re spending time with people who are stressed, it’s going to mess with your brain and make you more stressed out too. According to a new study out of Canada, stress is CONTAGIOUS.last_img