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Spurs star Eriksen’s representatives ‘speak to Bayern’ days after 7-2 drubbing

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first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S representatives made contact with Bayern Munich after Tottenham’s 7-2 defeat.The Denmark international is out of contract in May and has rejected the chance to pen a new deal with Spurs.1 Christian Eriksen has been playing for Spurs since 2013Credit: Getty Images – GettyAccording to Sport1, Bayern have made their move for the wantaway Spurs star.And the source claims that Eriksen would be interested in completing a move to the Bundesliga giants.It is understood the talks started after the German club put seven goals past Tottenham in the Champions League.But Bayern Munich are not the only club that is ready to snap up the Danish star when his contract expires.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneReal Madrid are reportedly hoping to poach the 27-year-old for a bargain £30million in January.His representatives allegedly flew to Spain to hold talks with the La Liga giants earlier this month.But he is set to reject the North London club’s attempt to sell him in January – and instead leave for free next summer.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutAtletico Madrid are also among the teams monitoring his situation with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.He has already snubbed a £200,000-a-week offer from Spurs.But the club are willing to break the bank to tempt Eriksen to finish his career at the club with a five-year £60million deal.Watch the new Spurs stadium transform into an NFL field as the first kick is taken under the lights between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bearslast_img read more

Best players play in my team – Schafer

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first_imgNational senior men’s football head coach, Winfried Schafer, says only the best players are good enough to play for him, and if local players are better than their overseas-based counterparts, then they will play. “The best players play in my team. (If) The local players are better than overseas players, yes, they play,” he noted. In line with his reasoning, Schafer asked: “How many local players go out in the last two years from Jamaica to play overseas? “Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Andre Clennon are local players; they go out and are not local players now, and it is good for the football in Jamaica when the players go out and bring money back. When they go out from here, money comes back to the clubs and the clubs have more money to grow better infrastructure,” he said. Schafer called up 24 local-based players to camp on Monday in preparation for their March 25 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica. However, camps of this type are not unusual ahead of World Cup qualifiers or international matches and tournaments. What is common is seeing local-based talent restricted to warming the bench, rarely getting the opportunity to get a taste of international competition. One domestic player who has been impressive this season is Arnett Gardens playmaker, Vishunul Harris, who is away with his team participating in the CFU Club Championship in the Dominica Republic. Asked to comment on the talent, Schafer said: “Harris, he is a good player, I have seen him. Probably, yes (will be in squad), but not only him. But I don’t know we have time. They (local players) have to learn,” observed Schafer. He added that having locals trained by the national coaches will lead to overall development. “We have many good talent in Jamaica, and we want the talent to be good players as we need good players. We want the local players, in training so we can make the local players better. The local players see the head coach of the national team and his interest, it is good for him, the country and development while training,” the German coach said. “Our training is good for local players, it helps build their confidence and helps to make them better,” he reasoned. SQUAD: Andre Vassell, Andrew Vanzie, Ronaldo Rodney, Allan Ottey, Jermaine Woozencroft, Andre Dyce, Ricardo Morris, Upston Edwards, Jamie Robinson, Omar Daley, Damano Solomon, Rohan Roye, Jason Moore, Mark Miller, Chevonne Marsh, Hughan Gray, Shaven Sean Paul (GK), Rosario Harriott, John-Ross Edwards, Vishunul Harris, Swayne Thomas, Amal Knight (GK), Ramone McGregor and Nicholas Campbell (GK). The training camp started Monday and ends today. – L. S.last_img read more

Former AG urges tougher penalties for violent criminals

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first_imgCrime fighting strategy– advises Govt to recruit, utilise UG law students for prosecutionPutting tougher penalties in place for violent criminals and burglars, strengthening policies for granting bail for such offences, and recruiting University of Guyana-trained law graduates for employment with the state are some of several measures being proposed to combat crime.These proposals were made by Attorney General Anil Nandlall who, in his recent writings, noted that the former Government had implemented many security reforms and had started to implement some of these very propositions. In the absence of any new, coherent security strategy being rolled out, Nandlall urges these measures be considered.“There is a need for immediate statutory reforms specifically designed to increase the severity of penalties in relation to crimes of violence, robberies, break-and-enter, burglaries,” he outlined.“Comprehensive sentencing guidelines need to be promulgated with an emphasis on mandatory custodial sentences and against the imposition of concurrent sentences for certain types of offences, for example robberies, break-and-enter, burglaries,” Nandlall declared“The enactment of a Bail Act — a draft of which ought to be with the Chief Parliamentary Counsel — which permits the grant of bail in respect of the aforementioned offences ONLY IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES; the recruitment and training of students who have completed the LLB programme at University of Guyana but are not, or have not yet gone on to Law School…”Nandlall urged that these graduates be placed in the prosecutorial arm of the State to prosecute serious offences in the magistrates’ courts. He also advised that if state counsel cannot prosecute in relation to the most serious offences, then special prosecutors should be hired to prosecute.Indeed, there have been cases of Police prosecutors being employed to go up against lawyers at the level of senior counsel. And there have been instances where those matters were of a high-profile nature.Human resourceNandlall also highlighted that there are over a thousand trained Police officers within the Guyana Police Force whose training is being squandered behind tasks civilians could do. He observed that this is despite the Force being under-strength.“These officers should be transferred to active duty. For example, the drivers, the dispatchers, the messengers, the secretaries, the clerks, the telephonists, the office assistants; even the persons who feed and bathe the horses and dogs, are all trained Police officers. These functions can easily be performed by civilians,” Nandlall opined.He is advising that the commander of each Police division be equipped with a legal advisor resident within the division. This advisor, he noted, should function under the supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor to the Police Force, who is stationed in Georgetown. In this case it is Justice (retired) Claudette Singh, and in collaboration with the nearest office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).Nandlall also advised that improvements be made at various Police stations. Even temporary detainees have periodically complained of terrible hygienic conditions while in police custody, including cases of detainees being made to sleep on floors, and having limited access to toilet facilities.“The facilities at Police Stations must be improved,” Nandlall stated. “Simple facilities like more telephone lines should be installed. Police station numbers must be posted at conspicuous places within the communities, and each station must be equipped with the ability to attend to calls and reports made in a timely fashion.“The 911 emergency call system must function efficiently 24 hours a day. Each division must be equipped with a SWAT team numbering not less than two dozen, fully equipped to deal with exceptionally dangerous situations,” Nandlall added.Since United Kingdom security expert Russell Combe, who was hired to assist with the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP), presented the final report to President David Granger in January, little has been said about the report’s implementation.Only two months ago, the US State Department had assessed the crime threat in the capital of Guyana as being “critical.” According to the latest 2018 Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 2018 Crime and Safety Report, Guyana, with a population of just 750,000, has a general crime rate that “is above the US national average.”It said criminal activities continue to be a major issue, with serious crimes such as murder and armed robbery being common. The report added that “criminals regularly use weapons, despite a rigorous licensing requirement to own firearms.”last_img read more

Police seize big cache of fireworks

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first_imgWHITTIER – Police seized about 150 pounds of illegal fireworks Monday from a self-storage unit. An anonymous tip led police to Mini U Storage at 10231 S. Colima Road. The caller said there were illegal fireworks there. A sheriff’s dog confirmed the presence of the fireworks at one of the units, according to Whittier Detective Jared Burns. A search warrant for the unit was served at 4:15 p.m. Burns said fireworks in boxes and plastic bags were found in unit D31. There were enough to fill nine boxes. The fireworks were made in China and included “Quick Nick Big Bang artillery shells,” fountains called “Raiden,” flammable rockets with the moniker “Casper’s Revenge” and firecrackers dubbed “Little Red Bomb.” Some of the devices carried warnings it shoots flaming balls. No one was arrested Monday. Burns said the investigation is continuing. Police are looking for a local man as a suspect but didn’t name him. “Our concern is, it’s so close to a residential area so that’s why we acted the way we did,” said Whittier Lt. Chuck Ketelsleger. Burns said the fireworks will be destroyed. A sergeant and K-9 unit from the sheriff’s Arson and Explosive Detail and a county fire arson investigator also responded to the scene. Anyone with information is asked to called Whittier police at (562) 945-8271. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 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

West Ham Transfer Latest: Allardyce steps up search for defensive reinforcements

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first_img1 West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is concentrating his transfer efforts on signing a central defender – as he feels his attack is in fine working order.The Hammers drew a blank in their Premier League opener against Tottenham at the weekend and James Collins was sent off for two yellow cards.James Tomkins is struggling with a niggling hamstring injury, although he could be passed fit for the weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace.“We’ve finished our search for players on the front line. Our main concern is at centre-half now,” Allardyce said.“We don’t have Collins because he’s suspended and we might not have Tomkins because of injury. That leaves us very short.”Allardyce has been linked most recently with loan bids for Manchester City defenders Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic. Sam Allardyce last_img read more

Chelsea and Liverpool joined by Roma in battle for ‘Europe’s best striker’

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first_img Christian Benteke 1 Roma are preparing to bid for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke this summer.The Belgian striker has hit 14 goals this season for Villa and is also being closely tracked by Premier League champions Chelsea and Liverpool.Roma, who look set to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, want to close the gap on runaway Serie A winners Juventus next year and have put Benteke at the top of their summer shopping list.According to Sportitalia, the Italian side will ignore the sanctions handed down to them by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations as they prepare to fight it out for 24-year-old’s signature.Villa boss Tim Sherwood is determined to keep hold of Benteke, who he rates as Europe’s best striker, but that is unlikely to put off Chelsea, Liverpool and Roma, who are all lining up bids.last_img read more

MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP

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first_imgMarine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland.This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions.The Sail West project was originally launched on July 1, 2010 and is an EU project led by Donegal County Council. The MalinWaters consumer brand was developed as a result of the Sail West Project – a €7.4M Marine Tourism initiative that continues to promote marine tourism, linking the coastlines of Donegal, Sligo, Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland. Director of Service from Donegal County Council, Mr. Michael O’hEanaigh commented: “The new alliance with Marine Blast to include listings for North West Ireland and Northern Ireland on the mobile app is another step towards connecting our necklace of marinas with the West of Scotland and promoting sailing and other marine tourism activities through continued marketing of the MalinWaters brand.“We are continuing to develop new facilities with the recent completion of the new marina at Bunagee and Killybegs to follow in the future. Our goal is to open up our waters on the Wild Atlantic Way to encourage the sailing communities from further afield to experience the wonderful scenic coastline and wealth of marine tourism activities on offer here,” he said.MalinWaters is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-Border Programme managed by the Special European Unions Programmes Body with co-funding provided by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland.This new relationship means the Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland app now covers marinas and facilities in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland and gives a wider audience for this powerful marine tourism tool. Acting as a series of stepping stones, it doesn’t lead you on a fixed route, but gives you options to design your holiday in the way you want. The app has been designed with the sailor, whether experienced or recreational, in mind. Easy navigation is essential and is delivered either by tapping on a category, or viewing it on a map ¬ perfect when you want to find the nearest supplier of what you need!Marine Blast Multimedia’s Iain Hurrel explained: “We don’t know where journeys are started so it’s important we cover as many routes as possible. We want everyone who goes out onto the water to have the best experience they can. It’s our job to make their journey comfortable and, give them information from activities and events to sail repair and engine services – which they might need. That’s why we’re so delighted with our new relationship with MalinWaters“Northern Ireland is only 12 miles (as the crow flies) from Kintyre. We share many of the same opportunities for water based activities; indeed we welcome some of their best yachtsmen to regattas across Scotland every year.“Co-operation at this level is a no-brainer ¬ we have worked hard to make the app, which is free to download and free to be listed on, the biggest in Scotland. Sharing data between ourselves and our colleagues in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland can only strengthen marine tourism on the Atlantic coast,” he said.The Marine Blast App is available for iPhone and developers of the app will soon be launching it on Android.App Availability The app is available to download free from the iTunes App Store and will soon be available on Android.Download App – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id682499240?mt=8&affId=1860684MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by John2Share 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 County CouncilMalinWatersMARINE APPlast_img read more

DDTV: SEE DONEGAL DOLPHINS WITH A DRONE’S EYE VIEW!

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first_imgThe Malin Head dolphins have become famous in their own right with spectacular displays off the Inishowen coastline.But cameraman Paul McMenamin has gone one step further and captured the amazing creatures using a drone. Simply click n the video to see the amazing footage.    DDTV: SEE DONEGAL DOLPHINS WITH A DRONE’S EYE VIEW! was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:dolphinsdonegaldroneMalin Headlast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS

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first_imgResults from tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Corner Plane 5/2; Toogoodtoobeat 2/1. Time: 19.64. Distance: half a length.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards0): 1, Macsruso 4/1; 2, Cloneen Dynamo 2/1. Time: 19.68. Distance: half a length. Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Blackstone Maxx 5’2; 2, Collins 5’4 fav. Time: 29.15. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, Coldwater Aoife 6/4; 2, Tommys Loch 3/1. Time: 18.96. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 5 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Mullrook Dabhoyo 7/2; 2, Hather For Luck 6/1. Time: 28.97. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 6 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Manx 7/2; 2, Battle Born 5/1. Time 29.17. Distance: 5/1. Race 7 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather Two Bake 2/1; Fridays Brett 2/1. Time: 28.80. Distance: a short head.Race 8 Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Major 1/1 fav; 2, Blackhall Hero 4/1. Time: 18.91. Distance: 0.75 lengths.Race 9 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather Bonnie 5/2; 2, Do It Boy 6/1. Time: 28.90. Distance: 4 lengths.Race 10 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, He Tells Lies 2/1; Hanoras Dream 4/6 fav. Time: 32.28. Distance: a neck.Race 11 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Drumsna Canyon 6/4; 2, Storm Warrior 4/1. Time: 31.62. Distance: half a length. Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Crossleigh Thyme 5/2; 2, Turbine Tulip 7/2. Time: 31.73. Distance: a length.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

Picture Special: Ireland’s biggest band parade takes place in Dungloe

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first_imgIreland’s largest marching band parade took place today in Dungloe to mark Easter Sunday.Seventeen bands from across the county marched down the main street, with hundreds of onlookers gathering to watch the spectacle. Fresh off the plane from the Big Apple, host band Dungloe proudly led the parade this afternoon.There were even a few famous faces spotted in the crowd! Daniel and his biggest fan. Picture by Elaine Mc CalligSpeaking to Donegal Daily, Maghery band chairperson Annemarie O’Donnell says: “Donegal is very fortunate to have such a proud tradition of bands and this annual parade and competition showcases just how much Donegal has on offer.“It is such a fun and enjoyable day out for all the family and great to see traditions like this continue.”Photography by Elaine Mc Callig.Picture Special: Ireland’s biggest band parade takes place in Dungloe was last modified: April 3rd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dungloeEaster Sundaymarching bandsparadepicture speciallast_img read more