Dele’s brother stays away as the real McCoy shine in debut win for Mourinho

first_imgDELE ALLI’S brother stayed away and the real McCoy kickstarted Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham regime.Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored the goals but it was Alli, heeding his new manager’s very public call to arms, who truly led the charge.3 Dele Alli was back to his best in Jose Mourinho’s first game in chargeCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe all-action attacking midfielder, 23, who had once been at the centre of all that was good about Tottenham and England, was back.Alli played a crucial role in both first-half goals, slipping the ball to Son to fire through hapless West Ham goalkeeper Roberto and then improvising superbly on the touchline to send the South Korean free to cross for Moura.But the England man’s all-round game was impressive, too.He was pressing, linking play and, when there was nothing else to be done, just working and running hard off the ball until there was.His first-half energy and inspiration, and Tottenham’s finishing, were the decisive factors in victory over a West Ham side and crowd which failed dismally to rise to the occasion.Michail Antonio’s goal and a stoppage-time strike by Angelo Ogbonna should not be allowed to gloss over the stain of the first 70 minutes.If the majority of those on and off the pitch cannot get themselves up for a game like this from the start, then the Hammers – and manager Manuel Pellegrini – really are in the kind of trouble that their current league position suggests.At this rate, the Premier League is going to lose two South American bosses with surnames starting with P in quick succession.Even before Son opened the scoring, the away fans were singing, “No noise in your cup final”.A chorus of “Is there a fire drill?” greeted the sight of some home fans leaving the London Stadium after Kane’s goal early in the second half.3 Jose Mourinho would have been thrilled with Dele Alli’s performanceCredit: ReutersAnd well before the end, the Tottenham faithful were telling Pellegrini: “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”Tottenham, of course, had brought in Mourinho in a bid to bounce back from not really showing up for their own big occasion, back in June against Liverpool in the Champions League final.Qualifying for that competition again next season must be Mourinho’s primary goal and a first Premier League win away from home since January was a good first step.The signs were promising from the start, especially from Alli.Inside three minutes, the axed England midfielder was on the ball and sliding a cute pass in to Kane, whose finish was excellent.The timing of his run had not been so good, however, but the offside flag could not cancel out the good intentions. Soon afterwards, the same two players combined and the same assistant referee intervened.Alli was trying to go through his full repertoire. One moment he was closing down an Issa Diop clearance, the next linking play with a simple pass, then lurking with intent as a Harry Winks free kick almost reached him in the six-yard box.For all that, Tottenham’s were not quite gelling and their best effort was a Son shot that was made to look more dangerous than it was by comedy ‘keeper Roberto.West Ham had been almost totally toothless though, and after Felipe Anderson had wasted a fine break unleashed by Noble, they fell behind.Alli’s pass to Son was well-timed, but the South Korean’s single stepover reduced Issa Diop to a statue and Roberto should have made a better attempt to save it.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe Spaniard did keep out an Alli volley soon afterwards but he was helpless to stop Moura making it two.Alli slipped on the touchline but had the presence of mind to flick the ball into Son’s path.Into the box the Tottenham star surged before crossing perfectly into the path of Moura.It would have been three before half-time if Roberto had not scrambled to keep out a looping Davinson Sanchez header.But Spurs and Mourinho did not have long to wait for the goal which would pretty much kill the game.The sight of Antonio warming up at half-time had raised the spirits of the West Ham fans a bit.Then Mourinho wore a rueful look after Moura had dragged his shot wide after a trademark Pochettino-style break with Son.But from their next attack, Spurs worked the ball out wide to Serge Aurier and Diop meekly allowed Kane to head home.The West Ham defender redeemed himself just a bit with a last-ditch challenge on Kane, who had run clear of the home defence.It said a lot about what a wretched afternoon it had become for the home side that the biggest cheer of the day was for Kane being poleaxed after blocking Aaron Cresswell’s powerful free kick with his head.3 Alli was at the heart of everything good for Spurs against West HamCredit: ReutersMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearWas there hope when Antonio found space between Alderweireld and Ben Davies and rifled the ball home?Not much, although Mourinho won’t have been impressed by the nerves and raggedness of his team for the last 20 minutes.West Ham’s sudden intensity ultimately proved to be too little too late.Declan Rice had an 89th-minute “goal” rightly disallowed for offside and Antonio almost forced an Alderweireld own goal before Ogbonna scored with virtually the last kick of the game.Alli himself had come off with ten minutes to go to a chorus of boos. Coming from such bitter rivals, it will have been music to his and Mourinho’s ears. Job done.Jose Mourinho asked Dele Alli ‘are you Dele or his brother-’ as he bids to get Spurs star firing againlast_img read more

Children foundation honours outstanding community leaders

first_imgDr Gregory Harris of the Linden Hospital Complex receives his– Guyana Times journalist awarded In observance of its 14th anniversary, the Linden-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), For the Children’s Sake Foundation (FCSF) recently hosted a youth empowerment concert and award ceremony in theRegion 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community.The occasion was observed under the theme “Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” The event saw numerous awardees from across the region being honoured for their outstanding contribution in the areas of journalism, civic responsibility, community building in and around Region 10, youth development, awards of service and excellence, and volunteer service.Some awardees included Dr Gregory Harris of the Linden Hospital Complex, who was awarded for his contributions in the area of community building and Guyana Times journalist Utamu Belle was also awarded for her contributions in journalism.Meanwhile, E Division (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Commander Calvin Brutus was awarded in the civic responsibility category, while Chiedum Okei-Nwabuokei was awarded for volunteer service, among severalGuyana Times journalist Utamu Belle receives her awardothers in the various categories.The concert provided an opportunity for secondary school students from within the community to be educated on prominent issues including suicide and poverty, through music, dance, poetry and other art forms. Exciting performances by Youth For Change, songstress Diana Chapman, Code Red artistes Lil Colwyn and Davey Marley and motivational speeches set the tone of the event held at the Linden Concert Hall and School (LICHAS).Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland provided encouragement to youths, telling them to always reach for higher heights regardless of their present situation.He also shared his experiences as a youth growing up in difficult circumstances, while motivating the youths to never give up.A co-founder of the organisation, Vernon Todd also spread the message of youths being leaders in today’s society, stressing that they are not only future leaders but also the leaders of today.last_img read more

Round 3: Big Ten title

first_imgGreg Oden put together a highlight package for NBA scouts and helped No. 1 Ohio State move to the finals of the Big Ten tournament and a step closer to a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Oden had 17 points, a tournament-record 19 rebounds and four blocks Saturday in Chicago as the Buckeyes (29-3) pulled away late from scrappy Purdue for a 63-52 victory. Carl Landry scored 24 points for the Boilermakers, who managed just four baskets in the final 10 minutes – three by Landry. Purdue (21-11), losing for the third time this season to the Buckeyes, will have to wait until today’s selection announcement to see if they will make the NCAA Tournament. No. 3 Wisconsin 53, Illinois 41: Alando Tucker finished with 21 points, setting a new school career scoring record (2,146) as the Badgers (29-4) set up a Big Ten championship matchup with Ohio State. No. 2 Kansas 67, Kansas State 61: Mario Chalmers scored 16 points, and the Jayhawks (29-4) held off a second-half charge from the Wildcats (22-11) in Oklahoma City to reach the Big 12 championship game. No. 5 Memphis 71, Houston: Chris Douglas-Roberts and Antonio Anderson each scored 17 points, and the host Tigers (30-3) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games, wrapping up their second straight Conference USA tournament championship. No. 6 Florida 80, Mississippi 59: Corey Brewer scored 22 points, Lee Humphrey added 17 and the Gators (28-5) kept alive their hope of three-peating as Southeastern Conference tournament champions with a semifinal victory in Atlanta. Florida will face Arkansas, an 81-72 winner over Mississippi State, in the today’s title game. No. 8 North Carolina 71, Boston College 56: Brandan Wright scored 20 points, and the top-seeded Tar Heels (27-6) moved a step closer in Tampa, Fla., to their first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in nineyears. North Carolina will face North Carolina State, a 72-64 winner over Virginia Tech, in today’s championship game. center_img No. 25 UNLV 78, No. 23 Brigham Young 70: Runnin’ Rebels (28-6) raced into their first NCAA Tournament in seven years by rallying to beat BYU (25-8) in the Mountain West championship in Las Vegas. Albany 60, Vermont 59: Jamar Wilson scored 22 points, Jason Siggers added 14 and the visiting Great Danes (23-9) won the America East Conference championship. George Washington 78, Rhode Island69: Carl Elliott scored 17 points to help the Colonials (23-8) win the Atlantic 10 tournament title in Atlantic City, N.J., and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. Florida A&M 58, Delaware State 56: Brian Greene’s buzzer-beating layup lifted the Rattler (21-13) to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship in Raleigh, N.C. Jackson State 81, Mississippi Valley State 71: Trey Johnson scored 33 points in Birmingham, Ala., to lead the Tigers (21-13) to the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament title. Miami (Ohio) 53, Akron 52: Doug Penno made a controversial 3-pointer off the glass as the horn sounded to give the RedHawks (26-7) the Mid-American Conference tournament championship at Cleveland. New Mexico State 72, Utah State 70: Justin Hawkins scored 20 points, and Elijah Ingram added 18 in Las Cruces, N.M., to help the Aggies No. 9 Georgetown 65, No. 13 Pittsburgh 42: Roy Hibbert scored 14 of his 18points in the ninth-ranked Hoyas’ big first half and Georgetown (26-6) cruised past the Panthers (27-7) to win their record seventh Big East tournament title and their first since 1989. No. 15 Texas 69, Oklahoma State 64: Kevin Durant scored 26 points and hit the decisive 3-pointer to help the Longhorns (24-8) hold off the Cowboys (22-12) and advance to the Big 12 championship game, in which they will face Kansas. (25-8) win the Western Athletic Conference tournament title. Long Beach State 94, Cal Poly 83: Aaron Nixon scored 29 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the top-seeded 49ers (24-7) to the Big West tournament title at Anaheim. 160Want 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_imgDonegal Under 12 Schoolboys teamDonegal U12 schoolboys got their Foyle Cup preparations under way as they lifted the Donegal Challenge Cup in Ballyare on Saturday.This quadrangular tournament saw the hosts, along with East Donegal; Maiden City (Derry) and Carninny Youths from the Northern Ireland premier league compete in a round-robin tournament.The hosts took to the field in the first game against their East Donegal counterparts, a game they won on a scoreline of 3-0. The second game saw them take on Maiden City academy and again they came out on top on a scoreline of 5-1, with Jason McDaid helping himself to four goals.This set up a winner takes all final game against the Ballymena lads, as they had also won their two respective games. The hosts aided by a stiff breeze got off to the perfect with two goals inside the first ten minutes form Conor Black. They stayed on top throughout the first half to lead 3-0 with the third coming from Stephen Black from a corner.Carninny Youths to their credit never gave up and played some nice football in the second half. However, three further goals by Ciaran Moore, Jason McDaid and ‘Dixie’ Ferry saw the Donegal schoolboys prevail on a final scoreline of 5-1.Overall, team manager Kevin McHugh can be reasonably happy with today’s showing but will know that much tougher tests lie ahead in the Foyle Cup in two weeks time. DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS WIN DONEGAL CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by StephenShare 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 Challenge CupDonegal U12 schoolsboyslast_img read more


first_imgGlenswilly manager Gary McDaid is to stay on in his position for the coming season.In the wake of the club’s recent Ulster club final defeat to Ballinderry, McDaid said he was considering his position.However he met with players and management at the weekend and indicated his willingness to allow his name to go forward once again. Although not officially ratified, it is believed McDaid will stand unopposed during the club’s AGM in January.The St Eunans teacher has led the club to two famous Donegal County Championships. McDAID TO STAY ON AS GLENSWILLY MANAGER was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Gary McDaidglenswillyManagerlast_img read more


first_imgPatrick McGowan (FF) has been elected in the Stranorlar EA, following the seventh count. He becomes the third candidate elected, Gary Doherty (SF) and Frank McBrearty (Inp) were elected following earlier counts.Doherty, Gary S.F. 0 1,519 Elected 0 0 0McBrearty, Frank Non-P. 0 1,519 Elected 0 0 0McGowan, Patrick F.F. 18 1,509 0 10 0Doherty, Liam S.F. 57 1,447 0 72 0Crawford, Gerry F.F. 8 1,285 0 234 0Harley, Martin F.G. 28 1,250 0 269 0Galbraith, Bert F.G. 1 720 0 799 0Kee, Seamus Non-P. 41 539 0 980 0McMenamin, Alan Non-P. 44 395 0 1,124 0Kennedy, Claudia F.F. 10 350 0 1,169 0McDyer, Charlotte (Charlie) P.B.P.A. -262 0 Excluded 0 0 0McCrea, Brian LAB. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Meehan, Tim Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 341   ELECTED: PATRICK MCGOWAN (FF) STRANORLAR EA was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more


first_imgCouncillor John O’Donnell has said he is “upset and distraught” at the bomb attack on his Downings home today.The businessman and newly-elected county councillor has issued a statement to Donegal Daily on the shocking incident.An official spokesperson said “A spokesperson for the John O’Donnell campaign has outlined to Donegal Daily that John is extremely upset and distraught at this outrageous attack on democracy. “The matter is now with the Gardai and we are satisfied that the Gardai will successfully conclude their investigations.”Cllr O’Donnell is believed to have been very shaken by the incident.Independent John O’Donnell after being elected to Donegal County Council in May.A spokesman for the Army Press Office confirmed the device was a viable device which was made safe at the scene by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.A number of houses had to be evacuated as a matter of safety. All the components of the bomb have now been handed over to Gardai as part of their investigation. COUNCILLOR SAYS HE IS ‘UPSET AND DISTRAUGHT’ AT BOMB ATTACK ON HIS HOME was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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

Ex-49ers safety Eric Reid interviews with the Bengals — it does not go well

first_imgDuring his meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, former 49ers safety Eric Reid was confronted by a familiar and inevitable question.According to Pro Football Talk, Bengals team owner Mike Brown grilled Reid “almost exclusively” about his kneel-down protests during the 2016 season and asked Reid for assurances that he would not participate in the protests should he join the Bengals. Furthermore, Brown told Reid he intends to see that none of his players protest during the anthem in …last_img read more

Echoes of Historic Supernovae Observed

first_img 1Armin Rest et al., “Light echoes from ancient supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud,” Nature 438, 1132-1134 (22 December 2005) | doi:10.1038/nature04365. It’s interesting that there are no supernova remnants claimed to be tens or hundreds of thousands of years old or older.  One of the most distended SNR’s in our galaxy, the Veil Nebula, is believed to be only 5,000 years old (see 02/16/2001).  Even so, all things being equal, the light from such an event would be expected to take some 160,000 years to arrive at earth.  Why are there no older remnants reported?  Is the same true for novae?  Here is a good research project for someone who likes to catalog things and think about their implications.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Astronomers using telescopes at the Cerro-Tololo observatory in Chile were able to detect the faint light echoes of supernovae (see EurekAlert, and original paper in Nature1).  They found three light echoes for six of the smallest previously-catalogued supernova remnants (SNR) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small irregular galaxy visible from the southern hemisphere.  Assuming the shock wave moves out less than 10,000 km/sec, and calibrating against the echoes from the known 18-year old remnant of SN1987A, they estimated the ages of two of them at 410 and 610 years.  They believe surveys could uncover many more, now that they know what to look for.  The light echoes provide a method for fixing the ages of supernova remnants. last_img read more

Tourism, manufacturing incentives

first_img4 July 2008South Africa’s Department of Trade and industry (DTI) has launched the Enterprise Investment Programme, offering investment support – in the form of financial grants – to small and medium manufacturing and tourism companies based outside the country’s major metropolitan areas.“We will be making these sectors more attractive to people to invest in,” Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said at the programme’s launch in Pretoria this week.“The idea is to attract investment into [geographical] areas outside of the developed metropolitan municipalities in order to spread development and labour absorption.”Deputy director-general of the DTI’s Enterprise Organisation, Tumelo Chipfupa, said the new programme would run for the next six years, replacing the Small Medium Enterprise Development Programme which was offered between 2001 and August 2006.The Enterprise Investment Programme is made up of the Manufacturing Investment Programme and the Tourism Support Programme.“An investment grant of 15 to 30% of qualifying investment costs will be provided covering the plant, machinery, equipment, commercial vehicles, land and buildings,” said Chipfupa, adding that the maximum investment per project was increased from R100-million to R200-million.Qualifying criteriaChipfupa explained that there were various qualifying criteria which a company would have to match before a grant was given.These include their black economic empowerment (BEE) status, whether the company will be located in a high unemployment area, how labour absorbent the company is as well as whether they are in the clothing and textiles industry.For the Tourism Support Programme, the objective, he said, was to stimulate job creation outside of traditional destination clusters, as well as increase BEE participation in the tourism sector.To be eligible for the support programme, companies need to employ a minimum of eight people and must score at least a level four on their BEE contribution.Diversifying manufacturingDTI director-general Tshediso Matona said at the launch that the department was serious about the building of a strong, diverse and flourishing manufacturing sector in South Africa.“We take this work seriously in the department as it is part of our core mandate of industrial development. We did a review of what the DTI has done and could do to support industry,” he said, adding that increasing industrial development was one of the country’s priorities.The department has also urged private sector financial institutions to work together with the government on the sector incentive schemes.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more