Jose feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as Spurs fail to break down Leipzig

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO admits Tottenham are firing blanks with their striker crisis leaving them like “a gun with no bullets”.Spurs’ Champions League hopes suffered a huge blow as they went down 1-0 at home to RB Leipzig in the first-leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.3 Jose Mourinho admitted Spurs are like a ‘gun with no bullets’ due to their injury crisisCredit: ReutersLiverpool target Timo Werner’s second half penalty proved to be the only goal of the game as the hosts struggled to mount a serious offense due to a lack of firepower.After failing to lay a glove on their German opponents, the Spurs boss said: “You look to the other guys [Leipzig].“They play with [Patrick] Schick, Werner, [Christopher] Nkunku. Nkunku is tired, get out, on comes [Emil] Forsberg. Schick is tired, get out, on comes [Yussuf] Poulsen.“This is our situation, it’s like going to a fight with a gun without bullets.”3 Lucas Moura struggled to make an impact as Spurs’ frontman with Kane and Son both missingCredit: EPATop scorer Harry Kane is out until April with a hamstring injury while the North London club were hit with another hammer blow yesterday when Son Heung-Min was ruled out for at least two months after fracturing his arm.That leaves Mourinho with only Lucas Moura as a senior forward option and youngster Troy Parrott.However the Portuguese remained upbeat over his team’s chances of progressing into the last-eight – although he revealed his concerns ahead of a crunch run of fixtures.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 summerHe added: “I’m not worried with the 1-0 – we can go there and win.“What worries me is that these are our players for the next however many matches.“Moura was absolutely dead, Bergwijn was absolutely dead, Lo Celso was absolutely dead.“We are really in trouble. If it was just this game I’d say no problem but we have FA Cup and Premier League games.”3Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho jokes he may be forced to turn to Peter Crouchlast_img read more

The English press, against Cholo: “A villain of pantomime”

first_imgSimeone is a pantomime villain, looks like the protagonist of a South American gangster movie, and is just as ruthless. “ Atlético de Madrid achieved a result for history on Wednesday. The rojiblancos eliminated the European champion and the best team in the season’s contingent, Liverpool, after prevailing 2-3 in the overtime of the second round of the second leg. The people of Madrid raised the wall, impossible to sustain without Jan Oblak, and they killed the reds on the counterattack after enduring a true siege of the Klopp ones.The plan was designed, in collaboration with its staff, by a Cholo Simeone who inspired his own and who also knew how to control ‘the other football’. Thus, after the defeat and subsequent elimination of the Merseyside, Daily Mail journalist Dominic King left several observations on the behavior of the Argentine coach in the band. “When Simeone wanted to drive fans crazy in the Metropolitan you could see him yelling” Come on! “But yesterday he changed his mantra to” Slow down! “Simeone was not going to apologize for asking for less speed in every action. Dressed from head to toe in black, Simeone is a pantomime villain, looking like the protagonist of a South American gangster movie and he is just as ruthless, “writes King, who claims that Simeone wanted to win” civilly or criminally. “ Dominic King, journalist for the Daily Mailcenter_img “Simeone does not want to make friends or win fans, he is determined to achieve results and he puts more energy into games now than when he was a player, a stage in which he already had few scruples, “says the journalist British who affirms, in turn, that Liverpool “was concerned about Atlético’s dark arts and that it had prepared itself not to fall into its traps”.“You know (Atlético) like making the game as messy as possible but concentrating on that would only do Simeone’s good players a disservice “, sentence questioning the coach’s methods. Losses of time in service and stopped balls or protests in which “the referee was surrounded by more than five players” were the “dark arts” King did not like.Some room for praiseNot everything that Atlético did at Anfield displeased Dominic King. The journalist praised the meeting between Stefan Savic and Felipe, whom he described as “indefatigable” and compared with “human magnets that attracted and cleared the ball.” He also gave Thomas an “outstanding”.“The coach did not celebrate Llorente’s first goal, but the second, when he ran around the band smiling for the first time. There is a reason for him to be paid a fortune. It is because nights like this always make a difference,” says King.last_img read more

GlobalPort ‘lends’ Franz to Adamson

first_imgCarpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s our turn to give way to Adamson’s dream of winning their second UAAP championship,” said GlobalPort governor Erick Arejola. “Adamson allowed Franz to handle GlobalPort for a season so this time we will return the favor to them.”Though the Batang Pier failed to get past the quarters under Pumaren’s watch, Arejola was still grateful to Pumaren for all the sacrifices he has done for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“If not for some heartbreaking losses we could have done better,” added Arejola. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img PBA keeping close watch over referees View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Franz Pumaren can now focus on his mission of turning the fortunes of Adamson Falcons in the UAAP around.This developed after GlobalPort management and Pumaren reached an agreement that allowed the multititled coach to go on leave so he can concentrate on his task at Adamson.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Govt distances self from Imran Khan’s Facebook post

first_imgPIO Conference in India– even as Khan continues rampageDirector of the Department of Public Information (DPI), Imran Khan, continues to face fire for a comment made on his social media platform – Facebook – against the Indian Mission here, with Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Friday, saying that the personal view expressed by the State official does not reflect that of theDPI Director, Imran Khancoalition Government.Harmon distanced Khan’s actions from Government’s position at this week’s post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.“It does not represent the position of the Government. We have excellent relations with India and we continue to work on those relations. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement that we have with that country and we would like to work towards ensuring that it gets better,” he said.Minister Harmon further noted that while Government does not have much control over what persons post on their personal social media accounts, he said all they can do is ask holders of Government offices to restrain from making such statements.“This is the distinction I would want to make, where someone is in a GovernmentMinister of State Joseph Harmonoffice but expresses a personal view, that we as a Government cannot basically agree that this is the view of the Government. It is not a view of the Government, it is an individual view and that is the distinction I want to make,” the Government’s spokesperson noted.Khan on Wednesday posted a comment on his Facebook page, questioning whether the Indian High Commission in Guyana was interfering in the country’s internal affairs and was attempting to engage in destabilisation of the coalition Government.His statement was in relation to the recently concluded Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday, where a 23-member Guyanese delegation attended upon invite from the Indian Government.The delegation, which was the largest at the conference, comprised of 17 Opposition and three Government parliamentarians as well as three mayors – allIndian High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingamof Indian heritage.The DPI Director, in the post, asked whether the Indian High Commission deliberately invited only three Government backbenchers and specifically ignored Government Ministers of Indian heritage.In response, however, resident Indian High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam, who was tagged by Khan on the post, explained that the top hierarchy of both the Indian and Guyana Governments are aware that the invitations were for 23 Members of Parliament and three Mayors of Indian origin who are not Ministers.“Hence reckless comments on such a serious issue on social media with the clear intention to mislead the general public by none other than the Director of Public Information is unfortunate, irresponsible, unprofessional and to say the least, mischievous given the excellent bilateral relations being enjoyed by both India and Guyana and the ongoing friendly cooperation in various multilateral fora,” Mahalingam commented on the post by the Government’s Information Chief. Meanwhile on Friday, Minister Harmon further outlined that the invitations from the Indian Government were to Members of Parliament and the respective Chief Whips on both the Government and Opposition sides were engaging the High Commission on the selection process of who would attend the conference.While there were several arguments pertaining to whether Khan should be asking these questions, or whether it was a direct attack on the Indian High Commissioner, several people found it strange that Khan, a public office bearer, would raise these concerns with a foreign mission in such a forum. In fact, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also took umbrage at the statement made by Khan, saying, “Imran Khan, this is distasteful and not in keeping with how this Government treats their guests. PLEASE REMOVE THIS POST.” However, instead of heeding the advice of the senior Government Minister, Khan went on to continue his rampage on the matter, subsequently posting a series of comments suggesting that the “lopsided invitation to Guyanese Parliamentarians” was part of the Indian Government’s “naked hegemonic ambitions” that is “not restricted within the borders of India”.Nevertheless, the State Minister disclosed that the matter has since engaged the attention of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.last_img read more

GPS for tracking sex offenders may be costly

first_imgHow much of that money comes back to cities like West Covina for monitoring sex offenders who are off parole is anybody’s guess. “We’re kind of up in the air about this thing,” West Covina police Lt. Mark Dettor said. “Nobody’s come to us and said it’s going to be your responsibility.” With monitoring cost estimates ranging from $4 to $11 per day, West Covina might have to spend between $167,000 and $461,000 per year to keep track of all its 115 registered sex offenders. The city’s General Fund budget is $51.4 million. Mayor Mike Touhey, who proposed the city program, said the actual cost to West Covina would be much lower. In Touhey’s scenario, the city has no sex offenders who now qualify for monitoring. Down the road, he said he foresees a maximum of 10-15 such criminals the city would be responsible for tracking. The cost of that plan would be a more affordable $60,000, Touhey said. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – A plan to make West Covina among the first cities in the state to track sexual predators with high-tech ankle bracelets may become a costly complement to a new law, officials said. As California correctional officials roll out a monitoring plan under Proposition 83, the so-called Jessica’s Law, they are beginning to realize the mandate might have some holes. Specifically, who will monitor sex offenders once they are off parole? “We only have jurisdiction over sex offenders on parole,” said Bill Sessa, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. “Once they have left our supervision, city police departments and county sheriffs would have to assume responsibility for tracking.” According to Sessa, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the state Legislature to approve $35 million in funding to implement tracking in fiscal 2007-08. The governor will likely ask for as much as twice that in the following fiscal year. last_img read more

Goats back grazing weeds at Peace Valley Lookout

first_img“It’s really good to go and showcase that there is something else out there that works other than herbicide,” adds Armagost.Before the Regional District, Lindbloom spent much time helping the logging industry, as well as the City of Grande Prairie. He adds that it works especially well along creeks and rivers, where spraying is not an option and there’s no alternative.“A herd of goats is just perfect for that,” he says. This graze will take a little longer than the previous years, as Lindbloom had a herd of 500 to 600 goats taking 10 days. Instead, Armagost says they’re going to keep them there until the plant starts to flower, and it’s expected the goats will be gone by June 21. Bellamy will be staying on the hill, and anyone curious is welcome to come take pictures and see the goats at work.Advertisement Ed Bellamy let his Cecil Lake goats out at 9 a.m. this morning, and while the animals were eager to start munching, the first battle was getting them down the hill, and keeping them there. This is Bellamy’s first time grazing his goats on the Peace River, after Conrad Lindbloom got a longer contract to work in the city of Kamloops year round.It’s the third year now that the Peace River Regional District has used the approach to get rid of infestations of Dalmatian toadflax, a weed that has a beautiful yellow flower, but can produce up to 500,000 seeds each year, that can lay dormant in the soil for up to a decade. Invasive Plant Program Manager for the PRRD Elaine Armagost says hand pulling or herbicides are not an option due to the size of the infestation and the steep slopes of the banks. “It’s a really aggressive plant,” she explains. “We really don’t want it getting into our agriculture sector up here, because with one per cent of the province’s population, we make half the food,” adding, “Last year the graze was very successful. The year before we were a little late and they didn’t eat as much as I wanted, but last year was really good.” – Advertisement -The approach of using goats is seen favourably by the PRRD, as it’s both cheaper and more environmentally conscious than simply using chemicals to kill weeds. Lindbloom, who’s been working his goats as weed eaters for about 14 years, is working to expand the industry and get more goat producers involved in Canada. The practice is currently much more common in Europe and the United States. “It’s environmentally friendly,” he argues. “They’re telling me it’s cheaper than herbicides, they do just as good if not a better job, and it’s just good for the environment.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Kagawa latest: Man United playmaker given green light to leave but Dortmund dismiss move

first_imgManchester United boss Louis van Gaal is not a happy man. Despite watching his new club rack up a string of pre-season victories, the Dutchman chose to bemoan his inherited squad, commenting that his side ‘lack balance’ and are far from the level he expects at this stage.Van Gaal’s concerns have lead to rumours that he is preparing a dramatic cull just weeks before the new season, a cull that looks like including Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa.The former Borussia Dortmund man has struggled to settle in Manchester following his transfer two years ago, but could be face the chop? talkSPORT takes a look at what’s being said…Not in Van Gaal’s plansThe Independent report that Kagawa, along with fellow midfielder Marouane Fellaini, no longer feature in Van Gaal’s plans. The latter has been widely labelled a ‘flop’ following his highly publicised transfer last summer, while Kagawa’s first team chances are likely to be limited even further following Van Gaal’s change of formation and comments that there are ‘too many number 10s’ in his squad.Dortmund interest?German publications Sport Bild and Spiegel have picked up on rumours that Kagawa has been given the green light to leave Old Trafford and report that there have been suggestions that he could be in line for a return to Dortmund, two years after leaving the club. With Marco Reus yet to reach a new agreement with the Bundesliga giants, could the Japanese international remedy any potential exit?Part-exchangeThe Manchester Evening News have also picked up on rumours that Kagawa will be sold, reporting that there is a possibility that United could use him to help pave the way for Dortmund defender Mats Hummels to move in the opposite direction. Hummels is believed to be one of Van Gaal’s top defensive targets and the lure of Kagawa could help soften any hardline stance they have over the German’s future at the club.No truth in rumoursKicker however have been quick to dispel any rumours, reporting that their sources have indicated there is no interest from Dortmund in Kagawa, prompting the question ‘just where will the 25-year-old end up?’Man United fans, should you keep Shinji Kagawa or is it time to sell? Comment below… 1 Shinji Kagawa looks to be on his way out of Manchester United last_img read more


first_imgIreland’s biggest toy-store is coming to Donegal.Smyth’s Toys, who have stores across the country, are to open in Letterkenny before Christmas.For years thousands of people have travelled across the border to the store’s Derry outlet for toys and gifts. Now the store is to open a large store at units 5 and 6 of the Letterkenny Retail Park on Neil T Blaney Road.News of the store’s plans will also be a boost on the local jobs front with up to 15 new jobs expected at the store at units 5 and 6.The units are currently vacant but work is expected to begin soon to fit out the store.Smyth’s Toys have recently applied to Letterkenny Town Council to have two large illuminated signs for the outside of the store. News of the store’s opening has been welcomed by Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle.Mayor McGonagle told “This is very good news and it shows how much faith a large chainstore like Smyth’s Toys have in Letterkenny.“They would not come to Letterkenny without doing their homework that there is a strong customer base.“We often hear about stores closing down and we are living in a tough economic but this is good news for a change and it should be welcomed,” he said.Ends JOBS AND RETAIL BOOST AS IRELAND’S BIGGEST TOY STORE TO OPEN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 9th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Retail ParkSmyth’s Toyslast_img read more


first_imgSHE’S the ultimate date for a million men worldwide.But Donegal supermodel Faye Dinsmore has eyes for just one thing….her puppy Coco.The 23-year-old from Ballintra even posed for a picture with Coco this week, claiming that she even looked like the pooch. She even captioned the picture ‘When owners and their dogs look alike!.”Friends say Faye “absolutely adores” Coco and can’t wait to see it on her trips home to Donegal as she juggles modeling with her degree in French and Classics at Trinity College Dublin.After she finishes her exams in May, she’s off to Everest Basecamp to raise money for charity.The Everest trek will see Faye and her sister Beth join a group of volunteers in climbing to the basecamp. The trek takes place for 17 days from May 5 to May 22 and will raise money for Suas, an educational development charity and will provide funds for education projects in India and Kenya. Participants are expected to be in good physical health and able to walk up to several hours a day in hilly terrain with a light back pack. For more information on the trek go to DONEGAL SUPERMODEL FAYE FINDS PUPPY LOVE was last modified: March 9th, 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:BallintradonegalFaye Dinsmoresuper modeltrinity collegelast_img read more


first_imgNEW! WELCOME to’s newest column – Come Wine With Me!Each week Richard Finney from the Wine Buff in Letterkenny will give you a video guide to the wonderful world of wine.In this week’s video, Richard talks you through how to match great wines with great food.Click to play: Visit the Wine Buff on facebook here:  DDTV: NEW! COME WINE WITH ME, WITH RICHARD FINNEY FROM WINE BUFF was last modified: April 5th, 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:DDTV: NEW! COME WINE WITH MEWITH RICHARD FINNEY FROM WINE BUFFlast_img read more