Spurs’ terrifying walk through Red Star’s tunnel where armed cops stand guard

first_imgmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsLiverpool, European champions, headed there last season and crashed to a 2-0 defeat.Napoli were also held to a 0-0 draw in the same season.Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his fragile side will not lose the mental battle before the physical one.5 Spurs players must walk down a larger tunnel before turning left at the gates ahead5 They then go down some stairs and through this narrow walkway with graffiti covering the walls as they walk onto the pitch5 When the players arrive they are greeted to a massively hostile atmosphereRed Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chanting TOTTENHAM will enter one of the most intimidating player tunnels in football when they line up to face Red Star Belgrade tomorrow.Struggling Spurs are desperate for three crucial points as they currently sit just one point above their Serbian opponents in Group B.5 Riot cops line the walls to intimidate opponents as they emerge from the dressing rooms5 It takes over a minute to walk through Red Star Belgrade’s tunnelBut they will need to contend with Red Star’s incredible intimidation tactics before heading for war on the field.The walk from the dressing room to the field takes over a minute and they will be greeted by a concrete tunnel that looks more like a WWII bomb shelter.Harry Kane and Co will then need to walk past lines of riot cops dressed in full gear.Chants from the unnerving home support echoes through the tunnels at the Rajko Mitic Stadium – nicknamed the Marakana.Graffiti is scribbled all over the walls – a far cry from the brand new £1bn luxurious stadium Spurs moved into at the end of last season.There’s no heated seats, microbrewery’s or USB ports under seats in sight as Spurs’ journey to the pitch takes them to a locked gated entrance that gives them a glimpse of the cauldron they are about to enter.The players then take a left turn and head down some steps where words are scribbled on the walls and a star painted on the wall – that symbolised Serbian nationalism within old Yugoslavia.More riot cops line the steps before the players eventually emerge onto the pitch greeted by flares and fireworks set off by the home crowd.Rajko Mitic Stadium holds 55,000 fans and remains one of the most hostile stadiums in football.last_img read more

St Catherine CC, Kingston meet in 50 over finale

first_img However, if Kingston, coached by Terrence Corke, is to have a say in the outcome of the decider, St Catherine will have to show up as the men from the capital have been performing all season. Led by former national Under-19 batsman, Garth Garvey, Kingston has won all seven of their fixtures, including impressive quarter-final and semi-final wins over St Thomas and Kensington, respectively. These victories were spearheaded by West Indies Under-19 World Cup all-rounder Odean Smith, the tournament’s leading runs-scorer, opener Aaron Johnson, and left-arm spin duo, Patrick Harty Jr and Paul Harrison. There is also sidelined national all-rounder Derval Green and Garvey, who throughout the campaign have played leading roles, and according the latter this along with the confidence of the team makes them formidable contenders. “I think people might underestimate us based on the faces of the players but I prefer to go into this final as the underdog,” said Garvey. “People might look down on us and say that St Catherine has the better team, but we know what we can do, and we know what we are up against on Saturday (today).” “Our team is fairly young, but we have a few players who knows what it takes to win matches, and championships,” he added. CONSISTENCY REQUIRED Back-to-back defending champions St Catherine CC will seek to make it three in a row when they take on unbeaten Kingston CC in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-Overs Tournament at Chedwin Park today. The contest, scheduled to get under way at 9:30 a.m., will see St Catherine with a cadre of national players beginning the game as favourites against a fairly young but enterprising Kingston unit. Coached by Milton Thomas and boasting the likes of sidelined national players, batsmen Danza Hyatt and Shacaya Thomas, fast bowler Brian Buchanan and all-rounder Gavin Wallace, St Catherine has one of the strongest teams on paper . This is complimented by former national youth batsmen Oraine Williams and Peat Salmon as well as emerging leg-spinner, Stephan Casey. “All the guys are confident and ready to take the three in a row,” expressed St Catherine captain, Hyatt, who has guided his charges to six wins in seven matches. “The season has gone well for us outside of the game that we lost to St Thomas earlier on in the season, and we have playing together well as a team, and that is what I think will make it difficult to beat.”last_img read more

Work begins for UST as Aldin Ayo names coaching staff

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LOOK: New Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo with his coaching staff. From L-R: McJour Luib, Bonnie Garcia, Ayo, Rene Bayna and Kristoffer Co. pic.twitter.com/SaCUtApAZA— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 11, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNew University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has introduced the members of his coaching staff that will help him steer the Growling Tigers in his six-year tenure.As per The Varsitarian, the official publication of UST, Ayo has brought in Mcjour Luib, Kristoff Co, Bonnie Garcia, and Rene Baena as his deputies for UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img NCAA volleyball: Cohesion key to San Beda’s 2nd win READ: UST formally welcomes Aldin Ayo as new head coachAyo added he chose to sign with UST due to his friendships with some Dominican priests.It’s also worth noting that apart from being a basketball coach and politician, Ayo holds a Philosophy degree from UST’s Dominican sister school Letran.“I believe that I can coach here the way things should be,” said Ayo. “Second, most of the priests are my personal friends and my contemporaries in the seminary. Most of the seminarians in Sorsogon studied here [UST].” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Luib and Co, meanwhile, have been a part of Ayo’s staff with the Green Archers since 2016. Luib was also a player of Ayo in Letran.READ: Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with USTAyo, who is tasked to turn around UST’s sinking basketball program, said he would give every one of his players “equal opportunity” in his program once they start practice on Friday.“Rest assured everyone will be given equal opportunities,” said Ayo in The Varsitarian’s report. “We’re going to have the whole season for that and we’ll make it final before the UAAP starts.”“We’re going to maximize their potentials. I’m just going to allow them to play, make sure they enjoy the game and of course we’re going to instill the work ethic that we want because this season, we’re going to be the hardest working team.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garcia is the former head coach of Sta. Lucia in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League while Baena was an assistant mentor for the Adamson’s junior team.last_img read more

Panthers’ Reid calls Jenkins ‘sellout’ in protest movement

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Jaguars implode in locker room after latest lopsided loss Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid, center, takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA — Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field. Reid then went on offense with his postgame comments, calling the Eagles safety and co-founder of The Players Coalition “a sellout.”Reid split from the coalition last year because Jenkins had excluded Colin Kaepernick from meetings, and asked players if they would stop protesting during the national anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support. Reid, who signed with the Carolina Panthers in September, said he believed he no longer had shared interests with the socially-active coalition and would continue on his own path with the unsigned Kaepernick, who was the first player to sit and then kneel during the anthem to protest racism and police brutality.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img “We believe a lot of players should have stepped up for Colin,” Reid said Sunday after the Panthers beat the Eagles 21-17. “I believe Malcolm capitalized on the situation. He co-opted the movement that was started by Colin to get his organization funded. It’s cowardly. He sold us out.”Jenkins took the high road when told in the Eagles’ locker room of the criticism.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 Chriss“I’m not going to get up here and say anything negative about that man,” Jenkins said. “I respect him. I’m glad he has a job. I’m glad he’s back in the league. I’ll leave it like that.”Reid, who was not supposed to be at midfield, and Jenkins jawed at each other shortly before kickoff. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Reid continued his tradition of taking a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while none of his Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. Reid is trying to call attention to social and racial injustice.“It’s systematic oppression which is what I’m protesting and neocolonialism,” he said. “Man, it keeps happening.”Reid has essentially accused of Jenkins of running The Players Coalition through a dependence on the NFL. The league is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves players.Reid said Jenkins’ goal was to always have the NFL fund the coalition.“That’s what he set out to do,” Reid said.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Reid insisted he didn’t set out to confront Jenkins. But that’s what happened before kickoff. Reid, playing his third game with the Panthers, had to be restrained by players and coaches and stared down Jenkins during player introductions. Reid continued to pop off toward the Eagles sideline after an early tackle, clearly fired up by his showdown with Jenkins.“As long as we’re able to keep him under control, I don’t even want to use that word ‘control,’ but as long as we’re able to try and get him calm so we can get focused and back on playing the game, I really do appreciate the effort he put in playing the game,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said.Reid hit Carson Wentz well after a handoff and Zach Ertz gamely tried to defend his QB. Ertz charged at Reid, who put his head down and flipped the tight end with a WWE-style slam onto the turf. Both players received personal foul penalties.“He ran up on me,” Reid said. “That’s a football play. Whenever there’s an exchange, the quarterback is a running back.”Reid, signed by the Panthers when safety Da’Norris Searcy suffered a season-ending concussion, wore a T-shirt reading “I KNOW MY RIGHTS” in the locker room and refused to ease up on Jenkins or apologize for wiping out Ertz.“I think it was James Baldwin that said, ‘To be black in America and to be relatively conscious is to be in a constant state of anger,’” Reid said. “I’m in a constant state of anger.”He filed a grievance against the NFL alleging teams colluded against signing him during free agency because he knelt during the national anthem alongside Kaepernick and was out of work until Searcy was hurt. Kaepernick also has filed a grievance alleging he was not signed because of collusion by owners who wanted him out of the league because of his protests.“Eric Reid!!! Enough said!!!” Kaepernick tweeted in response to Reid’s comments, adding the hashtag #ImWithReid.Jenkins said he was glad Reid had returned to the league, and his play has proved it — Reid appeared to intercept Wentz’s overthrown pass to seal the win, but the play was overturned on a video review.“There’s no question about his talent and what he deserves,” Jenkins said. “I definitely think his stance was the reason he was on the street for as long as he was. I’ve maintained that the entire time he was out of the league and I still maintain that now.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

House Mandates LEC to Comply with GAC Audit

first_imgSpeaker J. Emmanuel NuquayThe Chief Clerk of the House, Mildred N. Sayon, has written the management team of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) by a directive of the plenary to comply with an audit the General Auditing Commission (GAC) was conducting, especially on the contractual management tenure of the Manitoba Hydro International, Ltd (MHI).On the Tuesday, March 21 session, members of the House of Representatives agreed that the LEC be mandated to restart the audit, which was earlier commissioned on December 16, 2016, but was placed on hold by the current management team prior to the departure of the MHI management team.A motion by Bong County District #5 Representative Edward Karfiah was unanimously accepted owing to a communication from GAC complaining about the audit being put on hold.It may be recalled that on March 16, the House of Representatives wrote the GAC to audit the LEC-Manitoba Hydro International Management, a Canadian firm, because of a complaint from Montserrado County District #13 Representative Saah Joseph accusing the entity of misusing US$42 million, while the country’s electricity infrastructure is still in a shabby state.Rep. Joseph said the five-year contract with the Canadian firm did not satisfy the aims and objectives of the contract to expand electricity production and the national power grid, adding that they performed dismally.In a communication to House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, Rep. Joseph argued that based on the appalling performance by the MHI management, he wants the Legislature to abort the signing of any new contractual agreement with the firm to manage the LEC.“The dismal performance of MHI under the then contractual agreement are clearly visible for all to see as evidenced by the incessant falling of poles with live wires, which poses death traps in residential areas, the prolonged power cuts and the relatively slow rate of connecting households in Monrovia and its environs, are some of the problems left behind by MHI under the multimillion dollar agreement to manage the LEC,” Rep. Joseph wrote.“Compounded with the problems listed above, MHI depleted the LEC coffers of US$42 million leaving the current interim management team cash-strapped to manage the entity effectively.”In spite of these bottlenecks, the current management team connected a little over 5,000 households to the national electricity grid in a short period of two months, an action that has boosted the revenue generating capacity of the entity, and vigorously combating the power theft menace.In his communication, the lawmaker informed his colleagues that the Board of Directors of the LEC is reportedly poised to re-enter a new agreement with the Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) to manage the LEC despite the competence of the current interim management team that has exhibited a high level of professionalism in such a short period since the expiration MHI’s management agreement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Misuse of funds probe – Head of SOCU questioned but still on the job…

first_imgPolice Commissioner Leslie James….Govt now dissatisfied with Unit’s performanceHead of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Sydney James has been questioned in relation to the misuse of funds at the entity but remains at the helm as the probe continues.Police Commissioner Leslie James on Monday told reporters that James is on the job but did not respond to questions by the media about his contractual period. However, the Commissioner did say that James’ contract will be made public at the relevant time. He added that he is not aware of the SOCU Deputy Head being replaced as yet but said he will pronounce further also at an “appropriate time.”Amid concerns about possible misuse of funds, Government is unhappy with the Unit’s failure to secure money laundering convictions in court based on the cases SOCU prepares. In an interview on Monday with the media, Attorney General Basil Williams lamented the situation in light of the Caribbean Financial Task Force’s (CFATF) mutual evaluations.“I’m concerned that we haven’t had any convictions in relation to anti-money laundering offences. We have to strengthen SOCU, which is the enforcement arm,” Williams said. “You know we lost (former adviser) Mr Sittlington, we lost (former financial analyst) Sheronie James. And we’ve been trying to get a qualified prosecutor for them.”The probe into the operations of the white-collar crime-fighting Unit was triggered when the former British adviser made a number of allegations against the Unit.Following the allegations, James was subjected to questioning over allegations of improper spending. This is in light of the ongoing investigation and audit which stemmed after the termination of the British adviser.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had confirmed that an investigation is ongoing into the matter, where he noted that there were allegations of monies not being spent properly and it is now within the jurisdiction of the investigators to understand the spending procedures at SOCU.“There are some allegations being made that monies were not spent properly…and, of course, you listen to what the auditors of the Police Force has to say on that score and proceed apace with that. The investigators have asked a number of questions of Mr Sydney James and they’re in the process of understanding better, the system that is in place in relation to spending,” Ramjattan had said.Sittlington, after being fired amid a conflict of interest scandal, had revealed that SOCU has not been operating in a manner in which it should and that there are instances of improper spending.The parliamentary opposition has maintained that SOCU, which was set up to fight money laundering and other white-collar crimes, has become a political unit under the APNU/AFC regime.The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had said that Sittlington was going beyond his advisory role and taking on executive functions, pointing out that he was going on operations such as raids and arrests.SOCU was also under scrutiny after its Deputy Director, Sheronie James, resigned after a local Magistrate disqualified her as an expert witness based on her lack of qualifications.Ramjattan had said James was recommended by senior officials after she would have indicated her qualifications, which the Ministry thought was genuine.“We were told that she has these qualifications and when she was asked to provide the certain certificates, it was not produced…It was some senior people that recommended her…If you say that you’re of a certain quality and it turns out you are not of that quality or qualification, you’re not going to get employment, not under me,” said Ramjattan.Questions were previously raised about the police investigating James and whether there could be any bias, however, the Public Security Minister had assured that it is perfectly normal and that in addition to the police’s own internal audits ongoing at SOCU, the auditor general can come in and take control of the proceedings.He had stated that the police auditors were seeking to understand better, the systems which have been in place for spending at the agency.This comes even as the parliamentary opposition has expressed concern about SOCU moving away from its original mandate. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has previously said that SOCU’s mandate is not being delivered, especially since it is suspected of taking political directives. He had noted that this was responsible for its failure rate.SOCU has had several of its cases tossed out of the window by the courts, including a number of charges against former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) executives and Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) directors.SOCU Head Sydney Jameslast_img read more

Businessman guilty in tax evasion

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – The former owner of a Valencia company pleaded guilty Thursday to consipiring with the owners of an Oxnard-based business in a $20 million tax-evasion scheme, authorities said. Robert Gene Cable, 75, of La Crescenta was the owner of Enmark Aerospace in Valencia. Cable pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to impede, impair, obstruct and defeat the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Cable faces a maximum of five years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 28.last_img

Reports – Dutch World Cup star rejects Ajax talks amid Premier League interest

first_img Nigel de Jong in action for AC Milan 1 Nigel de Jong has rejected the chance to hold talks with Ajax as he waits for an offer from Manchester United, according to reports in Italy.The midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he is able to leave on a free in the summer.That has sparked interest from a host of clubs around Europe, who are all vying for the former Manchester City man’s signature.Manchester United are reportedly at the front of the queue, with Louis van Gaal keen to link up with the 30-year-old again after working with him during his time in charge of the Dutch national side.And Manchester United have now been given a boost in their pursuit of De Jong as – according to Calcio Mercato – he has turned down an offer from Ajax.The midfielder is said to be against the idea of returning to the club where he started his career as he is holding out for an offer from Manchester United.last_img read more


first_imgWe all know he’s one of the best footballers of his generation.But now Karl Lacey has shown that he really is riding the ‘wave’ of success.The Donegal footballer and All Star is currently Down Under as part of the Irish team taking on Australia as part of the Compromise Rules series. As well as representing his country, Lacey has been chilling out on the golden sands of Australia.But he has also been showing off his surfing skills.While Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy and Tadgh Kennelly may have boasted about their prowess on their boards, it was Lacey who showed them up.The bank official was the only Irish player who managed to stay up on his board. Cheeky Lacey even winked at the camera and smirked “That’s Donegal for you.”Donegal tourism bosses could do worse than make him a tourism ambassador for the county.EndsSURF’S UP FOR LACEY AS LIFE PROVES A BEACH DOWN UNDER! was last modified: November 2nd, 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:AustraliaDonegal GAAkarl laceysurfinglast_img read more

Manchester United confirm sale of Daley Blind to Ajax

first_img#MUFC has agreed terms with Ajax for the transfer of @BlindDaley. A further announcement will be made in due course. pic.twitter.com/XEvxEeOG2I— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 16, 2018Ajax have already signed Southampton’s Dusan Tadic this summer and landed in England for a pre-season training camp on Saturday.Blind would be United’s first high-profile sale of the summer, although captain Michael Carrick retired and joined Mourinho’s coaching staff.Highly-rated Porto full-back Diogo Dalot, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred and veteran Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant have all joined United this summer. Daley Blind is to rejoin Ajax, Manchester United have confirmed.The 28-year-old Holland international swapped the Amsterdam giants for Old Trafford in 2014 in a £14million deal. Daley Blind’s four-year stay at Manchester United is coming to end end 1 Blind has made 141 appearances for United over that period, but only played seven Premier League matches last term for Jose Mourinho’s side.Now he is set head home, with United having agreed to sell him back to the Dutch club.A deal worth an initial 16million euros (£14.1m) is understood to have been agreed. Add-ons could see the fee rise to 21million euros (£18.5m).last_img read more