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  • Pochettino says Dele Alli is ‘laughing’ at criticism from pundits like Keane

    first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO says Dele Alli is ‘laughing’ at criticism from pundits like Roy Keane and Graeme Souness.The Spurs ace was criticised by the duo in the Sky Sports studio for his performance in the 2-1 Premier Legaue defeat to Liverpool last weekend.1 Dele Alli has come under criticism from Roy KeaneCredit: EPAIreland legend Keane blasted Alli for losing his hunger as Spurs threw away an early lead to lose at Anfield.He said: “He’s a great example to a lot of footballers out there if you lose your hunger.”Spurs were carrying three of four players. He’s lost that hunger, today non-existent.”He was nasty, played on the edge but today, non-existent for a year or two.”DEVIL INSIDEBut Tottenham boss Pochettino says the England ace still has that fire and backed his man in the face of criticism.He said: “It is still there inside Dele. We spoke to him about improving different areas. But for sure, the devil is going to appear again.”I don’t know when. But for sure it will. If you go back, we all criticised him, but I liked that Dele Alli. Sometimes players being a bit naughty makes that difference.”We know very well Dele is going to be back. When Dele was scoring goals, it was easy to embrace him.”Now, when he is maybe not at his best, that is the most important time to embrace him and say, “I trust you and I know you will get back to your best”.”It is too easy now to criticise him. If you go on TV, you need to talk and say something.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH 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 club”When you are not in the club, you do not have all of the information. Then people in the club are laughing about your opinion.”Pochettino has earlier this season spoke of his admiration for Keane after the former Man United captain said his old club should make a move for Harry Kane.Poch spoke of how highly he rated Keane as a player and believes it is no surprise that the former Ireland captain rates Kane so highly.last_img read more

  • Accused in “Breadman” murder to know fate on Monday

    first_imgAs the final witness took the stand on Friday to offer evidence in the ongoing murder trial of Andre Alexander called “Breadman”, the two accused namely: 22-year-old Shaquille Grant, called “Soldier Man” and Neville Ford are expected to know their fates on Monday.At the High Court on Friday, both defence and state counsels made their respective submissions to trial Judge Justice Navindra Singh, who afterwards adjourned the matter until June 17, 2019, for the case ruling where the 12-member jury is expected to deliver a verdict after considering evidence given during the trial.The trial’s commencement on Wednesday saw the wife of the deceased, Beverley Alexander, testifying as a key witness since, at the time of the incident, she was with her now dead husband, thereby witnessing almost everything when he was shot and killed.The final witness, Gladwin Greeves, in the continuation of his testimony under cross-examination by Defence Attorney Nigel Hughes, denied that he had recognised the number one accused, while further denying that he signed any statements taken by police officers.Greeves, who began testifying on Thursday, had also witnessed “Breadman” being shot by the pillion rider on a motorcycle, whom he previously told the court he had recognised, however, Greeves denied saying same in court on Friday.The two accused are being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes in association with Ashley Henry and Adrian Thompson while the State’s case is being led by Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed, in association with Sarah Martin and Tuanna Hardy.According to media reports at the time, Alexander, of Lot 394 C Field, Sophia, and his wife were at their bread stand when two men on a CG motorcycle rode up and ordered three loaves of bread, paying with a $5000 note.The now dead man was reportedly in the process of making change when the pillion rider whipped out a gun and demanded that the father of two hand over his cash.Alexander reportedly put up a fight and in retaliation, the suspect discharged two rounds, one of which struck the vendor to the chest.The bandits then relieved the injured man of an undisclosed sum of cash and loaves of bread before making good their escape.Residents rushed to the scene and found the man lying in a pool of blood. He was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.last_img read more

  • Jay Hill’s Weekly Newsletter

    first_imgCanada has once again taken its well-earned place on the world stage. We are standing up for Canadian interests. We are doing what is right.We are defending our Arctic. We are taking the lead in opposing the world’s most oppressive rogue states. We are helping many of the world’s most impoverished areas rebuild and develop into self-sustaining, stable countries. We are able to do this by securing our own stability and building strong communities here at home … a land of 33 million hardworking and dedicated people with compassion and the spirit to succeed.I have never been prouder to be Canadian! Happy Canada Day. MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.Many Reasons to Celebrate on Canada’s 141st BirthdayAs I celebrated Canada Day with the residents of Prince George at Fort George Park this year, the sense of national pride I revel in each July 1st was even stronger. On this 141st year since Confederation, there are so many reasons to rejoice in a nation that strives to nurture strong, peaceful communities both for its own citizens and for people in need around the world. 2008 is an especially important year as we mark historic anniversaries across Canada, from Nova Scotia’s 250th anniversary of the establishment of representative government, one of the world’s first democracies, to the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City to our proud commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Crown Colony of British Columbia.- Advertisement -Given that particular occasion, it is especially rewarding that residents of northeastern British Columbia can delight in our own growing influence within the federal and provincial governments. BC’s voice in federal cabinet was amplified last week when I was joined by MP James Moore, as the newly-appointed Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the 2010 Olympics. And the previous week, northeastern BC’s influential role at the provincial cabinet table was expanded. Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom earned a well-deserved appointment as Minister of Community Development. As MLA of a provincial riding hit hard by the current downturn in the forest sector, Prince George North’s Pat Bell is especially prepared for his new role as Minister of Forests. Advertisement Peace River North’s Richard Neufeld, as Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, and Prince George-Mount Robson’s Shirley Bond, as Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, will both continue to act as strong advocates for our region’s specific interests and industries.Our region now has all four of its MLAs and its MP representing our regional interests at their respective cabinet tables. At Canada Day events across the country this year, communities large and small took special care to express their pride in the Canadian Forces. Canada has always had a proud reputation as a nation that strives to “make a difference” and our brave men and women in uniform are making a positive difference in lives of people throughout the world, including in Afghanistan.And the Canadian Government’s efforts to fight discrimination and uphold human rights in Canada and around the globe were officially recognized on the eve of Canada Day when Prime Minister Stephen Harper became the first Canadian to receive the B’nai Brith International President’s Gold Medallion.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Burnley defender Lafferty extends Rotherham loan deal

    first_img Daniel Lafferty 1 Burnley left-back Daniel Lafferty has extended his loan deal at Rotherham until the end of the season.The 25-year-old arrived at the New York Stadium on a one-month loan at the start of March and he has since started four Championship games.And now Burnley have agreed to let the Northern Ireland international remain in Yorkshire until the summer.last_img

  • Tottenham star Harry Kane wants to match Lionel Messi’s goalscoring record

    first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Kane and co can also draw on the memories of last season’s stunning 3-1 Wembley win over Real Madrid.“We got off to a great start last season, beating Dortmund at home. It was not so great to lose to Inter this time around,” added Kane.“We’ve got to prove we can beat the best teams in the world and we need to do that against Barcelona.“Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were amazing that night and if we can get them on their feet as soon as possible, create some chances and take one or two it would put us in a great position.“We went through a stage where we didn’t win in three matches and maybe a bit of pressure starts to build.“I’m sure Barcelona want to bounce back but it’s our chance to stop them and win four games in a row, which would be great momentum for us.” Messi has already scored eight goals this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo gone above the normal standard, when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season,” said Kane.“As a striker I want to try and match that. He’s definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is.“It motivates me to get even better and improve and hopefully one day score as many, if not more, than he has.“It’s a great test for us. As players you want to play against best in world and Messi is certainly that, a fantastic player, and we will do our best to stop him.”Spurs host the LaLiga title holders looking to kick-start their Champions League campaign following defeat at Inter Milan in the opening group match.They should fancy their chances, too. Barca have wobbled domestically lately with two draws and a defeat, to bottom side Leganes, in their last three matches. ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Harry Kane is desperate to outshine Lionel Messi at Wembley – and then start chasing the Barcelona superstar’s records.Messi has already hit eight goals this term to add to the 500-plus he has scored during an illustrious career with the Spanish giants.The Tottenham striker has some way to go to match Messi’s phenomenal numbers, but the 25-year-old England captain is certainly not lacking in ambition.center_img 2 silverware RANKED BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Kane has set his sights high Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY huge blow last_img read more


    first_imgINSPECTORS investigating social welfare fraud have raided a controversial beach resort in County Donegal.The development at Aghadachor beach in Carrigart has angered many local people amid allegations of council planning breaches.Campaigners are now asking Failte Ireland to withdraw funding to the development at Cuan Na Ri. And the developers – after several public denials – have now confirmed they are providing private access to the public beach there.“Obviously as this is public money and with the current economic climate in Ireland it is important that the public purse is only open to appropriate projects.” said campaigner Frances McCarry in a letter to the head of Failte Ireland today.She said there were six Enforcement Notices served against T&G Properties in connection with this development.“One is for an unauthorised Basement within the Beach Activity Centre and another is for the installation of a Geo-Tube (anti erosion device) for which there was no planning permission whatsoever, the others are in connection with unpaid Council fees, landscaping issues etc,” she said. “There is environmental damage within the SAC due to works which have been carried out.”As part of a cross-Border crackdown on dole fraud Department of Social Welfare Inspectors also raided the site in conjunction with authorities from the North.A number of alleged offences have been detected.Said Frances: “There still remains the issue of T&G Properties closing off the Aghadachor Road in an attempt to privatise our beach.She added in her letter: “They are advertising their development as having private access to the “inner beach and Tra Mor Beach”.  The road in question does not solely belong to T&G Properties but ownership is shared with other land/property owners in the area. “Now I know you say the road issue is of no interest to Failte Ireland but when you are handing out public money to a development which is not in harmony with the local community then in deed I think this is an issue which should be of interest to you.”SOCIAL WELFARE INSPECTORS RAID CO DONEGAL BEACH RESORT SITE was last modified: February 6th, 2014 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:beachCarrigartdole inspectorsprivateresortlast_img read more

  • Half-time: Birmingham City 1 QPR 1

    first_imgPaul Robinson headed Birmingham level at St Andrews after Matt Phillips had put QPR ahead.Phillips rifled in a left-footed shot on 17 minutes but the home side hit back seven minutes later – and the defensive shortcomings which have plagued Rangers this season were evident yet again.Demarai Gray sent a free-kick into the box and veteran defender Robinson was able to head past keeper Rob Green.And Gray almost put the Blues ahead when he fired narrowly wide after being set up by Stephen Gleeson a couple of minutes before the break.Sandro is making his first start of the season, partnering Karl Henry in midfield. James Perch was also recalled to the Rangers starting line-up.QPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Sandro, Phillips, Fer, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Angella, Luongo, Doughty, Tozser, Faurlin, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Bombers take doubleheader from Redding Tigers to extend winning streak

    first_imgEUREKA >> The Humboldt B-52s entered Saturdays doubleheader against the Redding Tigers riding the wave of a four-game win streak to a fifth after winning 13-3 over the Redding Tigers in Game 1 at Bomber Field.To the contrary of the starting pitching setting the tone at home like usual for the B-52s, it was an offensive blitz sparked in the second inning that got the Bombers going this time around.“Offensively we set the tone today,” B-52s head coach Scott St. John said. “We hit the ball from …last_img

  • Asus Plans to Enter the eBook Market With Cheap Dual-Screen eReaders

    first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Asus, the computer manufacturer best known for its Eee PCs, is getting ready to enter the eReader market. According to an article in the Times Online this morning, Asus plans to launch two devices: a budget and a premium version. At least the premium version will most likely feature dual screens. The article is extremely low on details, but judging from what we have seen about Asus’ eReaders so far, the main drawback of these devices will be that they won’t be based on e-ink screens, the technology that allows the current breed of eReaders to display such crisp letters. Instead, Asus will use conventional LCD screens.Sadly, the article in the Times of London doesn’t offer a lot of details and besides the fact that at least the budget version of these devices will be cheap (starting at $150), based on LCD and possibly feature dual-screen touchscreen LCDs, we don’t really know a lot about these gadgets at this point. We don’t know, for example, what operating system these eBook readers will run on or what eBook formats they will support. We don’t even know the size of the screens and if the budget version will actually really feature two screens.LCD Screens for an eReader? The dual-screen display and the price seem to be the major draws that brought a lot of attention to this story this morning. The price, assuming this rumor is true, is obviously very good and the idea of having two screens is also attractive – though it might not be as practical as having a single, larger screen. In reality, though, it is hard to imagine that an eReader with an LCD screen will be able to conquer the market. Unlike e-ink screens, LCDs need a lot of energy. While you can read a few books on a Kindle without recharging, a dual-screen LCD eReader will need to be recharged far more often – unless Asus weighs it down with a large and heavy battery pack.One advantage of using LCDs is that they basically turn the device into a small computer. According to the Times, Asus even plans to add a webcam and Wi-Fi to at least the high-end model, though the price of this device will most likely be considerably higher than $150. Overall, we are not very impressed by what we’ve read about these devices so far. LCD screens just aren’t the way to go for eBooks and dual screens just aren’t a necessity and the hinges between the two screens just create another potential point of failure. So while the devices will definitely be cheap, we still have to wait and see if they will actually deliver a lot of value. Sony’s $199 eReader looks far more promising and we are still waiting for the Barnes & Noble-bound Plastic Logic reader. Overall, we are not very impressed by what we’ve read about these devices so far.center_img Tags:#E-Books#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

  • Twine Traffic Falls – New Version Coming, But it’s Make or Break Time

    first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#Semantic Web#web center_img richard macmanus Since it was first unveiled to ReadWriteWeb back in October 2007, Semantic Web application Twine has traveled a rocky road. The product is a knowledge management service, in practical terms similar to social bookmarking site Delicious. However, almost from the start there have been vocal critics of Twine. The latest critique is a scathing post by Semantic Web consultant Greg Boutin, entitled Twine in Freefall?. Boutin argues that Twine’s traffic has taken a dive recently. We followed up with Twine founder Nova Spivack for his response. He admits that traffic has declined “20-25%,” but says that Twine is focusing on an all-new version of its product.Over the years Nova Spivack hasn’t been shy about hyping his company, sometimes dissing other products in the process. On that note, we should note that Spivack and Boutin appear to have had a personal squabble. In Boutin’s post he says that earlier this year Spivack “decided to libel me on twitter, through tweets he has since deleted.” We don’t know the specifics of this, but clearly this battle with Spivack has colored Boutin’s view of Twine now. Nevertheless, the statistics Boutin points to are valid.The premise of Greg Boutin’s post is that Twine had earlier in the year trumpeted passing Delicious and Friendfeed in traffic – ReadWriteWeb was the first to cover the Delicious trend, back in March. However now Boutin points to statistics from Compete, Alexa and Quancast showing a marked drop in traffic. Compete was the source we used in our March post, so below we’ve pasted comparison charts from then and now:Compete chart from March ’09 showing that Twine was trending upwards, while Delicious growth appeared to have tapered off.Compete chart showing that Twine did indeed pass Delicious in March ’09, however over June-July Twine’s traffic has plummeted but Delicious held steady.Twine: Yes Traffic Has Dropped, But We’re Focusing on Version 2…ReadWriteWeb questioned Twine about these statistics and the company admits that “our internal data shows us down 20-25%.” Twine appears to put some of this down to problems with version 1 of its product. The company told us that it is putting all of its focus and marketing efforts into a brand new version (more on that below). Therefore the drop in traffic is something Twine and its investors are comfortable with, for now. Nova Spivack also told us that Twine had indexing problems with Google over the summer. If this was the case, that may be a big reason for the decline in Compete. Spivack explained that “we have about 500K pages that should be indexed. They [Google] are only indexing 140K pages, but we’re basically not worrying about it, since T2 [version 2, see below for details] will change the game and the way we deal with Google anyway. . .”Twine 2.0: Make or BreakTwine says that it is busy working on a new version of its product, which is why it hasn’t been active on the PR front in the last few months. The company is hoping the new version gets its momentum back. Nova Spivack elaborated on the new version to ReadWriteWeb, which we’ll quote in its entirety because it illuminates Spivack and company’s marketing approach:“In the last 9 months we have made a breakthrough with the new version of Twine that changes the economics of vertical search and navigation on the Web. This new technology enables Twine to provide Web-scale faceted navigation and search across numerous vertical search categories. We are able to index structured data (like recipes, products, reviews, or any kind of database driven or XML content) with search-engine performance and scalability. This is a huge leap beyond what we were able to deliver in the first version of Twine.”“As a result of this breakthrough, we have made a strategic decision to focus all of our resources on bringing Twine version 2 (T2) to market by the end of the year. Version 1 of Twine will remain online until we are able to cutover to version 2. We are doing no further work on version 1 and no marketing for it, either. We are of course still supporting it from a technical and user perspective, however. But all our focus is on T2 moving forward.”Twine also told us that it has signed deals with nearly a dozen major content providers and brands to integrate the new search capabilities into their online services. See our March post for more context about the new version.So what do we think about this latest twist to the Twine saga? With language like “breakthrough,” “changes the economics” and “huge leap beyond,” once again Twine is hyping itself up. While there have always been signs that Twine is at least partly delivering on its clear promise, the fact is that Twine continues to struggle to deliver a product the market wants. This accounts for its inconsistent growth and much of the criticism of usability which Twine has endured.We continue to cheer for Twine, but it does seem that version 2 is make or break for the company. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more