TOTTENHAM reportedly sent scouts to watch Fenerbahce and Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi as they look for help for Harry Kane.Mauricio Pochettino flogged back-up forwards Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen in the summer, but failed to sign a replacement.3 Spurs are eying Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi as potential back-up for Harry KaneCredit: ReutersThis left the Argentine boss with just 17-year-old Troy Parrott as the only natural striker to serve as Kane’s deputy this season.However, the North London club have now been tracking Muriqi, with scouts watching on as the Fenerbahce star netted during Kosovo’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic last weekend.According to Turkish outlet Sabah, Spurs face competition for the 25-year-old, with officials from Lazio, Fiorentina, and Napoli also in attendance.Muriqi only arrived at Instanbul giants Fenerbahce this summer from Caykur Rizespor for £3.1 million.However, he has already netted twice in the opening three Super Lig games of the season before notching another double during the international break.TOP OF THE POCHKane will get a good look at his possible future team-mate tonight, with Muriqi in action against England at St Mary’s.Kosovo boss Bernard Challandes has already acknowledged the threat posed by the Three Lions skipper, as his team’s impressive 14-game unbeaten run will be severely put to the test.When asked about the threat posed from Kane, he replied: “Harry Kane and (Raheem) Sterling and (Marcus) Rashford and, and, and, and, and…!”For me it is a wonderful team but I have only this way in my head – I don’t want to say to my team, ‘OK, we stay in our own half and defend, defend, defend’ – I hope we can play and be an opponent, not a big opponent but an opponent with intensity.”3 Spurs have been criticised this season for failing to have a Plan B to break teams down, after former target man Llorente departed on a free.The Spaniard, who used to be sent on to add a different dimension to the club’s attack, signed a two-year deal with Napoli earlier this month.Vincent Janssen was also allowed to leave for Mexican side Monterrey, after failing to impress Poch following his £17m move from AZ Alkmaar in 2016.3Ex-Tottenham star Kieran Trippier hits out at Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino – and reveals he was KICKED OUT of Spurs
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):Captain Jason Mohammed and Andre McCarthy stroked hundreds as West Indies A completed an impressive 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka A in their unofficial one-day international series here yesterday.Playing at the Khetterama Stadium, the Caribbean side extended their impressive batting form by rattling up 305 for five off their allotted 47 overs, with Mohammed hitting an unbeaten 105 off 108 deliveries and McCarthy getting 102 off a mere 75 balls.Seamers Ronsford Beaton (2-38) and Kesrick Williams (2-74) then picked up two wickets apiece as Sri Lanka A were limited to 248 for seven off their allotted 38 overs, to go down by eight wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method.Set a revised target of 257, Danushka Gunathilaka top-scored with 58, while Milinda Siriwardana (35), Pathirana (34) and Dasun Shanaka (33 not out) all got starts, but Sri Lanka A failed to get that big innings required.The victory capped off a remarkable series performance by the Windies A, who won the opening game by 165 runs in Dambulla and the second by 109 runs in Kurunegala.Choosing to bat first, West Indies overcame a stoppage for rain early in their innings to top the 300-run mark for the second straight game.Chadwick Walton hammered 36 off 41 deliveries with three fours and a six as he dominated an opening stand of 43 with Kyle Hope, who failed for the first time in the series with seven.The visitors lost three wickets for 16 runs to stumble to 59 for three in the 15th over before Mohammed and McCarthy changed the game in a brilliant 163-run fourth-wicket stand.MIDDLE OVERSMohammed struck eight fours and three sixes while McCarthy blasted 13 boundaries and three sixes, as West Indies A powered through the middle overs.Jamaican McCarthy was especially superb. He required 48 balls for his first fifty but then turned on the style, blasting four boundaries in one over from left-arm spinner Sachith Pathirana and a pair of sixes off off-spinner Shehan Jayasuriya’s fifth over, to reach triple figures off another 24 deliveries.Mohammed was more measured, however. He brought up his half-century off 74 balls but then needed only 31 balls to raise his century.Asked to score at over six and a half runs per over, Sri Lanka A got a decent start when Gunathilaka spearheaded two decent partnerships up front.
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 Standhardinger made a crucial basket to keep the Batang Pier at bay before hitting a pair of freebies with 13 ticks remaining to put the game away.Kevin Murphy topscored with 27 points while key locals Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Chris Ross also made significant contributions for the Beermen, who improved to 5-4 and climbed to sixth place in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLassiter collected 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, Cabagnot came off the bench and scored 17 while Ross added 14 points.Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle combined for 45 points to pace NorthPort, who is already out of contention with a 2-8 mark. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Provincial teams spice up 3×3 Golden League Manila Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer notched its third straight win after holding off NorthPort, 114-107, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.Christian Standhardinger delivered big numbers anew, coming away with 21 points and 22 rebounds for the Beermen, who inched closer to securing a place in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Woods is 43 with eight surgeries behind him — four on his left knee, four on his lower back.His comeback last year is why expectations are so high now. Woods played well in Florida last year, took a dip in the late spring and then kept getting better until winning the Tour Championship the way he won so many other tournaments. He built a lead over 54 holes and played the kind of golf that was tough to beat.He was at his best that week, and he had to be.With the meat of the season about to begin, the question is how often they can be at their best against deeper and younger competition.He seems to be doing just fine. Mickelson was poised to win the Desert Classic until he lost on a birdie at the last hole to Adam Long, who was No. 417 in the world ranking. He overcame a three-shot deficit against Paul Casey by closing with a 65 at Pebble Beach. In between was a missed cut at the Phoenix Open, where he changed driver in search of a few extra yards. Mickelson is always chasing distance.His optimism comes from picking up 6 mph of swing speed for his driver, which he says rarely happens to anybody, let alone someone in his late 40s.There was no secret involved.“It’s not really a secret. It was nine months of hard work,” Mickelson said. “And then overnight I was swinging 6 mph fast. It was biometric swing studies, taking weaknesses and making them strengths. It was time in the gym. It was a whole workout process. It’s been a lot of work, but days like this make it worthwhile.”Mickelson last year won the Mexico Championship for his first victory in more than four years, the longest drought of his career. Even when he wasn’t winning, he was a runner-up at majors three straight years.Woods went five years without winning, but that was different. During a four-year stretch when he had four back surgeries, he played only 19 times on the PGA Tour and registered only one top-10 finish. To have won last year, to have risen to just outside the top 10 in the world, is cause for optimism. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 NBA says no rules broken in Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No one should be surprised.While too one-sided to be a rivalry, they have been a powerful one-two punch in golf. The same day Woods won his third straight U.S. Amateur right before he turned pro, Mickelson won the World Series of Golf at Firestone. Woods picked up his 80th career victory at the Tour Championship to end last season. Mickelson won his 44th at Pebble Beach on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIf anything raises eyebrows, it’s that Mickelson believes their trophy collection will keep growing.“I just believe that, even today, if I play my best, if Tiger plays his best, it’s good enough to win on any week,” Mickelson said. “And the challenge is there are so many great young players, and so many great players in the game today, that it takes our best to win. I just think that both myself and Tiger are going to have a really, really good year this year.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Nothing changes the outlook like winning, and Mickelson made it look easy on the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.He recovered from consecutive bogeys along the ocean, when the wind and rain were at their worst, by playing the final 26 holes without a bogey. Mickelson made an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole Saturday. Otherwise, his longest putt for par during that stretch was 4 feet.But it’s harder than it looks.Mickelson turns 49 this summer, and one of the most underrated qualities has been his health. He revealed in the summer of 2010 that he was dealing with psoriatic arthritis. Otherwise, his injuries have been either minor (left wrist from Oakmont’s rough in 2007) or temporary (broken leg from skiing in 1994).“The challenge is getting myself to play my best,” Mickelson said.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Phil Mickelson, left, listens to Tiger Woods speak during a news conference where they were announced as captain’s picks for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, in West Conshohocken, Pa. Woods and Mickelson have combined for 124 wins on the PGA Tour, and Mickelson believes they’re not done. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)LOS ANGELES — The 144-man field at Riviera has 88 players who have combined to win 496 times on the PGA Tour.Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson account for 25 percent of those victories.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But it’s not easy.“I’ve worked to give my body the best chance to do my job, but there are days when I just don’t practice and I don’t train. Those are days I’ve just got to rest,” Woods said at Torrey Pines. “That’s probably been one of the lessons I’ve learned through all of this, is there are days I just have to shut it down.”The Genesis Open is their first time competing against each other since the Tour Championship, notwithstanding the overhyped made-for-TV match they played with $9 million going to the winner (Mickelson). They are in elite territory financially, too. With his victory, Mickelson joined Woods as the only players to surpass $90 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.Mickelson says his goal of 50 victories might be tougher to achieve than he realized. What about $100 million?“I just need one more match with Tiger and I should get there,” he said.His game is sharp is ever. So is the needle.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
…to address problem with private sectorAs contractors continue to rake in contracts in abundance, considered significantly beyond their resource capacity, national projects continue to move at a snail’s pace or be stalled.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson at a recent news conference said this is a grave situation that requires urgent attention if the country is to move forward smoothly infrastructure wise.In fact, he plans to meet with the private sector to conduct extensive discussions on this matter with the hopes of arriving at an amicable solution which will be beneficial to both parties.“There are contractors and individuals complaining about the award of contracts, several contracts awarded since June, the contractors received mobilisation but no physical presence is there on site…in contacting them, they (the contractors) would say they have challenges, that they have more than one contract and they have limited resources…yet they continue to bid,” Patterson explained, noting that these circumstances have been in existence for decades and could be the reason the infrastructural works in the country developed a reputation for progressing slowly.Patterson noted however that finding a solution will definitely be challenging since it is in the contractor’s best interest to pursue as many contracts as possible and since there is no law that limits how many one entity can bid for: “We have to address this problem and I intend to meet the private sector.”When prompted, Patterson explained that the ministry cannot cancel the contract if the contractors still have a period in which they can complete the project.“When I call the contractors and engineers in, they said we will finish, we still have a month-and-a-half. Obviously you can’t terminate until a contractual issue has been breached,” he stated.Patterson just recently announced that the ministry has been facing major setbacks which have resulted in delays in the implementation of several projects.He reported that there are several foreign funded projects, that to date have not been moving as fast as the ministry had anticipated.These include the PUP, under the European Union/Inter-American Development Bank (EU/IDB), which was budgeted for some $2 billion.The second largest project is the East Bank Berbice road where some $1.4 billion is budgeted.According to the minister, tenders are out for the project; however, the ministry is awaiting the ‘no-objection’ from the relevant bodies. The continuation of the East Coast highway, funded by the China Exim bank, is also undergoing some major setbacks.He said too that he was unable to give a timeline as to when the project will commence and the amount that will be expended.The fourth largest project is the West Bank Demerara highway, a US$2 million project that is currently 40 per cent completed.Another major reason for the setback of these projects is the inadequacy of engineers under the employ of the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Patterson informed there is a major difficulty in hiring qualified engineers. He noted that even graduate engineers seem uninterested in working with the ministry owing to the inadequate remuneration package.Particularly, the minister noted that the difficulty lies in getting engineers to work in the hinterland.He lamented that engineers are unwilling to work in those areas despite the fact that housing, transportation and other expenses are provided by the State.
“Nope, it’s a BMW,” he said, handing me a key fob with no key. OK, I knew it was a keyless entry and a push-button start. But I spent a good part of that evening snuggled up with the owner’s manual, checking out the most interesting options. One of those is a head-up display ($1,200), which allows you to drive like a fighter pilot with details such as the car’s speed projected onto the windshield. The driver simply selects the information and the brightness via the 650i’s iDrive’s controller located in the center console. The information pops up in color on a 6-by-3-inch field on the windshield, just in line with the end of the hood. With it activated, I didn’t have to glance away from the road to make sure I wasn’t blowing through the speed limit. And the display doesn’t distract from the task at hand – driving. We liked that a lot. Then there is the Night Vision system ($2,200). BMW uses Far Infra-Red technology in a camera below the front bumper. It identifies objects that are hard to see in low-light conditions by using their heat signature. It’s powerful enough to pick up images about 1,000feet ahead of the car. This can be a dicey option to use, though. The information is displayed on a video screen between the driver and passenger, so you have to look away from the road to see what’s coming. The images are projected in gray and white, with white being the hottest. And the view is from such a low angle that when you pull up behind a car, its exhaust system is surprisingly bright. But the system does make humans and animals quite noticeable at night. “BMW Night Vision offers the customer particular benefits when driving over land, down narrow lanes, through gateways leading into courtyards, and into dark underground garages, significantly enhancing driving safety at night,” the company says. BMW also says its system looks out about twice as far as others, and the headlights from oncoming cars don’t interfere with it. The third whiz-bang feature is the park-distance control that comes standard on this model. It uses sonar from sensors in the front and rear bumpers. It activates automatically, and an outline of the car is displayed on the video screen with three distance zones – green, yellow and red – fanning out from the car in a cone. The system beeps as you approach an object and the color band changes. The band turns red, and the beeping turns into a constant tone when you are less than a foot of away from bumping into something. I liked this better than a camera that shows you what’s behind or ahead when parking. Inside the cockpit, there are things that please and frustrate the driver. The adjustable leather seats are firm. (Some drivers I’ve talked to used the words such as hard and uncomfortable.) And the interior is designed for driving, with the dash featuring BMW’s familiar analog gauges with orange night lighting. The steering wheel offers a nice thick grip, too. The iDrive controller is big, but it takes much getting used to. I never did in the week I had with the car. And we had to pull to the side of the road to figure out how to switch from an AM radio channel to a satellite station. This model featured a big glass roof, but the top just popped up and did not slide open. There is a back seat, but it is a better place to put stuff rather than adults. And the trunk is generous, with 13cubic feet of space. (It’s 12.4cubic feet in the convertible model with the top up and 10.6 when it’s down.) Both models have a pass-through opening into the rear seat to handle longer items. We liked the way the car looks with a muscular front that narrows at the passenger cabin. The Web site Edmunds.com refers to this model, and rightly so, as a high-dollar touring coupe. And it notes that there might be prettier options out there, such as the infinitely sleeker Mercedes-Benz CL550 and Jaguar XK/XKR. They are more expensive, though. “And while cost concerns are seldom of primary concern in this segment, when a car strikes that near-perfect compromise between coddling its passengers and thrilling its driver as the 2007 BMW 650i does, such a value proposition is hard to ignore,” Edmunds.com said. firstname.lastname@example.org 818-713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BMW brands its line as the “Ultimate Driving Machine.” Put some wings on the 650i and the German company would have a pretty good flying machine as well. Don’t scoff. This car can interact with a satellite and it has radar. I got that flying impression shifting into sixth gear as we powered north on Highway 101 – the big V-8 providing appropriate traveling music. Title the song “And Away We Go.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The Beemer quickly scooted up to traffic speed, and a light tap on the accelerator signaled lots of reserve power remained. That’s not surprising, since BMW engineers are speed merchants as well as stylists. And when you pay almost $85,000, including a gas guzzler tax on some models, you expect features galore and the ability to put your troubles in the rear view mirror. The toe-tapping acceleration for this 2007 status gray metallic coupe came from a 4.8-liter, 32-valve V-8 aluminum block engine that could crank out 360horsepower if needed. And the dual exhaust hit sporty notes in all gears. The aviation analogy comes from technological gizmos normally found in jet fighter cockpits. So maybe BMW should include a class for users in the purchase price. When the delivery company dropped off the car at the Daily News, I asked the driver if there was anything special I should know.
Nick Daws will be replaced by Andy Dawson for Scunthorpe’s match against Barnsley this weekend The Iron were next beaten 3-0 at Sunderland and then thrashed 5-0 at home by Fleetwood on Wednesday – the straw that broke the camel’s back.A brief statement put out on social media read:“Scunthorpe United have parted company with manager Nick Daws.“We’d like to wish Nick all the best going forward, and thank him for his efforts while with the Iron.“Andy Dawson will take charge of the team against Barnsley on Saturday.” Scunthorpe have sacked their manager Nick Daws just four games into the 2018/19 season.The League One side drew their opening fixture at home to Walsall, but were then knocked out of the League Cup by Doncaster. 1
Parker suggests Jose Mourinho must be careful about sparking a dressing room revolt at Man United 2 Pogba’s future at Manchester United is uncertain Paul Parker has criticised Manchester United for failing to keep a lid on the saga surrounding the relationship of Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.The former Red Devils defender has warned the club, ‘sometimes you can’t give the devil what he wants’, over the continued speculation over Pogba’s future at Old Trafford.United have been unconvincing at the start of the new season. Mourinho’s men have struggled to hit top gear and have two wins from their first four games, suffering defeats to Brighton and Tottenham.And their indifferent form has been compounded by the constant speculation over a reportedly toxic dressing room, with Mourinho apparently falling out with a number of players, but most notably French star Pogba. “It wouldn’t have happened 20 years ago, because players were there just to play football and we knew where we stood.“If we shouted too loud, we were lucky if we were only shouted down, but at the worst we’d lose our jobs.“But today, players don’t lose their jobs.”Listen back to Paul Parker on the Warm Up IN FULL above The World Cup winner is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford and keen to join Barcelona, and the player only fuelled gossip about his uncertain future by saying in a recent interview on international duty: “I’m playing at United at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.”And Parker has not been happy about the amount of negative press engulfing his former club.Speaking on Saturday’s Warm Up on talkSPORT, the ex-United defender said: “What’s coming out of Manchester United PR-wise is something you expect from a club five or six levels below – it’s not top-level PR.“Sometimes you can’t give the devil what he wants and if that’s what he’s looking for, if he’s trying to dictate and control, you don’t give it.“Footballers in today’s game are commodities and a group of them together speak louder than any one manager. 2
Donegal North East Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue is to hold a public meeting for local business owners in Buncrana and Carndonagh who are in need of better broadband and telecoms services.Deputy McConalogue has said the aim is to encourage the use of the Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN) which were installed in both towns a number of years ago but have not as yet been used.Deputy McConalogue said: “The Metropolitan Area Network Programme was an initiative delivered under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 aimed at delivering high speed telecommunications to a number of towns across the country. “The MAN in Letterkenny has been very successful, with many businesses using the network to access high speed broadband services. But despite this, neither the Buncrana or Carndonagh MAN’s have been used for the purpose of providing improved broadband services to existing or new businesses.“Having made enquiries into this, I have been informed that the availability of a number of businesses expressing an interest is an important factor in attracting telecom providers to provide a service through the MAN. It is also a factor in the cost of any service to local businesses.“Although the likely cost of the service would be more than for the standard services provided through Eircom lines or wirelessly, I feel there could be a number of businesses for whom using the service could be economically viable. I am therefore aiming to establish if there is a demand in Buncrana and Carndonagh that would lead to a telecom company taking an interest in using it to provide a high quality broadband service locally.”He added: “Having recently met with e|net, the company for MAN’s throughout the country, I am now organising a public meeting for local businesses and other potential users from Buncrana and Carndonagh. The meeting will take place on Monday 26th September 2011 at 6pm in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana. I have invited Niall Beirne of e|net to attend this meeting and he will be in a position to advise interested parties on how it is possible to move closer to having the MAN infrastructure in both towns connected in order to provide better broadband services.” Anyone interested in finding out more can contact the TD on 074 9373131 or email@example.com.TD LAUNCHES BID FOR BETTER BROADBAND was last modified: September 14th, 2011 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:broadbandbuncranaCarndonaghletterkenny
DONEGAL LADIES GAA are holding trials this Sunday for the county Under-14 squad.The trials start at 2pm with girls asked to arrive 15 minutes before they start.So if you fancy following in the footsteps of Geraldine McLaughlin, Termon’s superb county player, all qualifying girls are invited to attend. For further information call Dermot Foy on 086 3761036. GAA: CALLING ALL UNDER-14 GIRLS…WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY? was last modified: January 6th, 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)