Mourinho’s Spurs score five in a game – something he never achieved at Man Utd

first_imgJose Mourinho reveals he gave up the chance to go to Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight to lead Spurs out against Burnley TOTTENHAM’S 5-0 romp over Burnley saw Jose Mourinho’s side score five goals in his fifth game in charge – something he NEVER achieved with Manchester United.His United side boasted the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial – but couldn’t bag five in a match.2 Mourinho couldn’t hide his delight as Spurs smashed Burnley 5-0Credit: ReutersThe most the Red Devils managed in Mourinho’s 93 games in charge was four, on 14 occasions.In fact, it was the first time one of his team’s has bagged five in a match since January 2015 when his Chelsea team beat Swansea 5-0 on the way to the league title.The football at Old Trafford towards the end of his tenure had grown dour.But with Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dele Alli in blistering form this afternoon, Spurs looked like scoring every time they went forward.Skipper Kane gave them the perfect start when he smashed one in from outside the box after just four minutes, with Lucas Moura doubling the lead after nine.Son then stole the show with a sublime solo goal, running the length of the field before slotting past Nick Pope after 32 minutes.Kane made it four early in the second, before a second Moussa Sissoko goal in the last two home games rounded off the rout.A delighted Jose Mourinho lavished praise on Son for his wondergoal after the match.He said: “Even before the goal, my son calls him Sonaldo after Ronaldo Luís Nazário.2MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi saga”The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal when I had the honour of being next to Sir Bobby Robson in 1996 when Ronaldo scored a wonderful goal.”From the outside I had a feeling. I remember speaking to Sir Alex about Ji-sung Park. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. They’re very coachable. The kid is fantastic. I’m very happy, so happy.”The win took Spurs to within six points of another of Mourinho’s former clubs Chelsea, who currently occupy the much coveted final Champions League place.last_img read more

Jaja Santiago finds silver lining in NU’s straight set loss to La Salle

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We weren’t shaky earlier in the game, there were just a lot of things that we failed to address,” said Santiago. “Last game we won in five sets, maybe we weren’t able to capture what we did before.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City National University’s start to the second round didn’t go exactly as the Lady Bulldogs’ planned.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Heading into their Saturday matchup against defending champion De La Salle, the Lady Bulldogs were the top team in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament with a 6-1 record.The Lady Spikers needed just three sets and less than two hours to tie NU atop the standings with 6-2 records after a 27-25, 27-25, 25-16 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDespite the disappointing finish, captain Jaja Santiago found a few positives in the way her teammates dealt with the loss.“I talked to my teammates, I took the initiative of doing it and I told them that this game should show us where we lack as a team,” said Santiago, who had 13 points in the loss, in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. Galanza admits communication breakdown in loss to UP GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “And I heard their comments so that’s the good thing because we know from ourselves where we can improve on. And I’m happy that the team isn’t really downtrodden after this.”NU’s only redeeming quality in the scoring area was it committed less errors than La Salle, 21-24, but the Lady Spikers practically owned the Lady Bulldogs in all aspects of the game.La Salle outscored NU 36-32 in spikes, 9-5 in blocks, and a staggering 13-5 margin in service aces.It was a stark contrast from their first meeting when NU stunned the defending champions 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14.In that game, NU had a slight 55-51 edge in spikes and 13-11 lead in blocks. Santiago also exploded for 27 points while Risa Sato had 15 points and Audrey Paran and Aiko Urdas each scoring 10.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

‘Greed, Delayed Justice’ Responsible for Ganta Violence

first_imgAfter a week of sober reflection on what really hap pened at the commercial hub of Ganta in Nimba County, it can be concluded that greed was responsible for the cause of the violence.From critical background checks, it would seem as if people are envious of the accomplishments of some of the young businessmen and women in the Ganta area.Their quick rise to financial and infrastructural accomplishments has raised questions and doubts in the hearts and minds of locals, some asking: Are they involved in some kind of ritualistic enterprise at the expense of the disadvantaged, financially handicapped or poverty stricken people?However, some of the ugly faces of the violence in Ganta and other conflict prone areas are results of constant delays in the dispensation of justice.On many occasions, aggrieved parties, owing to the financial status of the plaintiff, cannot have speedy justice or justice at all.During the celebration of the World Human Rights Day in 2014, Human Rights Lawyer, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe alluded to this problem in his statement: “If you do not have money, you cannot have justice here. Also, the poor cannot have justice because it will take him days or weeks to cover a long distance to get to the court as there are no good roads to allow vehicles to reach them.”Another factor is that the fair dispensation of justice to aggrieved parties are on many occasions trampled upon, thereby giving rise to violence, which dominates patience and tolerance.Quite frankly, our law enforcement officers must always try hard to exhibit all the tenets of professionalism, honesty, fair-play and equal justice to aggrieved parties, who bear the brunt of the psychological pains associated with being aggrieved.Too often, law enforcement officers are in the habit of delaying justice to aggrieved parties in cases of grave magnitude, thus resulting to mob justice as was recently witnessed in Ganta.As the old saying goes, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” and this constitutes a grave denial of equitable justice to the aggrieved in many conflicting situations in the country.Critically judging by what actually transpired at the commercial hub of Ganta, the business area has been impregnated with some serious disagreements between law enforcement officers assigned to the area and commercial motorcyclists.Ganta, being the second largest commercial hub in the country, has seen and continues to be rated as Liberia’s fastest growing business city.Accordingly, Ganta hosts thousands of non-Nimba citizens and residents, most of them in search of some kind of business venture and endeavor to make ends meet.A majority of the business entrepreneurs found in that commercial hub are young men and women that have devoted their time and energy to trade and commerce.Most of the young businessmen and women went into that crowded field in spite of the huge challenges and a competitive terrain dominated by foreign business people.These business-minded Liberian youths should be considered as pacesetters for other Nimba and Liberian citizens to emulate.Business statistics show that the Ganta commercial hub has provided a genuine business atmosphere that could immensely encourage Liberians from the other counties to begin investing their scarce resources in the business sectors of their respective counties, yea the country.I therefore throw in a few suggestions that could perhaps help to deter the recurrence of the Ganta violence in Nimba County: The investigations, if not yet concluded, should go beyond the violent confrontations and divulge the root causes of the street protests and destruction of properties;Investigators should consider law enforcement officers’ handling of civil and criminal complaints from all aggrieved parties in the Ganta violence debacle.They should endeavor to seek factual information on the alleged ritualistic practices as reported in Ganta and Investigators should consider whether the Ganta violence is indeed related to tribal feud, envy, hatred, greed or the delay of justice, or all of the above.About the author: Edwin M. Fayia III, holds: A diploma in Journalism and Professional Writing from the former Trans-world College of London; certificate in fisheries reporting, from Dakar Senegal and; certificate in development reporting, (UNDP). Mr. Fayia currently serves as Daily Observer’s Public Works, Sanitation and Environmental Correspondent. Contact: +231-886-656-815, 776-729-834 and 555-321-655 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Interview panel to be set up

first_imgLaw Reform Commission– as establishment gathers steam The Government is in the process of putting together an interview panel, with the view of officially establishing the long-awaited Law Reform Commission – a commission that despite being allocated monies since 2016 is yet to get off the ground.During a press conference on Saturday, Attorney General Basil Williams related that two persons have already been brought in for the three-member panel. However, he shied away from providing a timeline on when the Commission would be operational.“We are establishing an interviewing panel. And, of course, we’re looking for qualified people who can perform that task. We have two; we have to get a third one. And we’ve had applications. So, that’s ongoing.”In a recent notice, the Legal Affairs Ministry solicited applications from eligible candidates to sit on the Commission, which will be tasked with reviewing many of Guyana’s laws inherited from colonial times.According to the Ministry, the Commission’s terms of reference will include “keeping under review the laws of Guyana with a view to its systematic development and reform, including in particular the modification of any branch of the law, the elimination of anomalies, the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments”.The Ministry also noted that the Commissioners, who would be employed on a full-time basis, would be focused on reducing separate enactments: simplifying and modernising the laws of Guyana.In January of 2016, Government had approached the National Assembly to pass the Law Reform Commission Act Number 4 of 2016 and appropriated millions for the Commission’s establishment. But the Commission was not established, with its future in limbo up until Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s announcement.The Commission is also mandated by the law to receive and consider suggestions for the reform of laws. These suggestions, according to the Act, can be made on the invitation of the Commission and can come from Judges, public officials, lawyers, and the general public.The Commission also has to “prepare and submit to the Minister specific programmes for the examination of different branches of the law with a view to reform, including recommendations as to whether such examination should be carried out by the Commission or some other body.”In order to fulfil its functions, the Commission is allowed to set up law reform committees that would examine particular aspects of the laws to make their recommendations. These committees, according to Section 8 (2) of the Act, do not have to be restricted to legal professionals.During his budget presentation, Attorney General Williams had argued that the Commission would undo the laws Guyana inherited from the United Kingdom before independence, “many (of which) are archaic and irrelevant to our society”.There are a number of legislative acts likely to be scrutinised and changed if the Commission comes on stream. These include the laws pertaining to the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and laws regarding possession of marijuana.last_img read more

Transparent account of taxpayers’ money being urged

first_img5M ANSA McAL “emergency” contractIn the wake of a sole sourced, supposedly “emergency” contract for $605 million of pharmaceuticals authorised by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, on information provided by the CEO of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, stakeholders are demanding an explanation for the fiasco that has placed taxpayers’ dollars at stake.Preceding the “emergency drug procurement” by the Georgetown Hospital this year, several tenders were cancelled for several reasons. The company that was handed the sole sourced $605 million contract, ANSA McAL, was one of those that were rendered disqualified during one of the cancelled tenders by the Georgetown Public Hospital in 2016. This was disclosed by a source close to the ongoing investigation into a number of the drug procurement scandals under the Public Health Ministry.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence in her explanation to the nation for her extraordinary intervention said the tenders were cancelled because some suppliers declared their inability to supply the drugs and because of some evidently collusion by some the officials of the Georgetown Hospital leaking information on bids to selected suppliers. On the specific “emergency contract”, Minister Lawrence explained she was not fully apprised of all the pertinent facts by the CEO of the Hospital.In an attempt to follow the trail of the antecedent events that led to the extraordinary allocation to ANSA McAL, the chronological sequence was compiled.Guyana Times was told that the Georgetown Hospital advertised for Procurement of Medical Supplies on October 2, 2016, with a tender deadline of November 1, 2016. Bids duly submitted on November 1, 2016 but this tender was cancelled.According to the source, the Georgetown Hospital then advertised for procurement of pharmaceuticals on November 5, 2016. The tender deadline was originally scheduled on November 22, 2016, but this was postponed to December 13, 2016. Bids were eventually submitted on December 13. The entire tender was cancelled.Notably, ANSA McAL, the source pointed out, would have been disqualified because at the opening, it was announced that they had bid security issues.This publication was told by a well-placed source that it was subsequent to this that the Georgetown Hospital arranged for a selective tender for ‘emergency pharmaceuticals’ on February 2, 2017. The tender was cancelled verbally on February 12 and in writing on February 14.Additionally, the Georgetown Hospital arranged for selective tender for procurement of medical supplies on February 3, 2017. According to the source, the tender deadline was postponed to February 14, 2017. Bids were submitted on February 14 but no awards or pronouncements were issued as yet.This is therefore presumably still under evaluation, more than a month later.In light of the cancelled tenders and the worsened drug crisis at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the Minister intervened and ordered that shortlisted – not pre-qualified – contractors be contacted and asked to supply the pharmaceuticals in the shortest time possible.She explained that had the normal procurement process route been taken, drugs would have arrived until several months after.On February 12, a request was made for items in stock in the country relative to the list of pharmaceutical and medical supplies (392 items) contained in the cancelled emergency tenders above.According to a source, one of the shortlisted contractors, NEW GPC submitted three quotes (not bids) for a total of 194 items and was subsequently asked to supply a few items to the valued $20.8 million.When contacted on the issue Tuesday this publication was told that the company has since completely fulfilled that order.NEW GPC also pointed out to this publication that it has already made public its position on the matter and wishes not to make any futher comments.It is unclear what process was used to award ANSA McAL a $605 million contract to supply drugs.When asked, the Minister claimed ignorance. Lawrence claimed unawareness of the procurement process embarked upon after her intervention; she was also unable to pinpoint if and how the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board was involved and what method was used to determine that ANSA McAL was best suited for the $605 million contract.Minister Lawrence had disclosed in a statement to the media that ANSA McAL donated four refrigerators to the Georgetown Hospital.In a live press conference on Monday, the Minister saved herself from the scandal, claiming that she was surprised to see that ANSA McAL was awarded a $605 million contract.The Minister said she had written the Chairman of the Georgetown Hospital Board, ordering an investigation into the entire situation.Management of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation has been accused of deliberating creating an emergency situation in order to sole source drugs from its preferred supplier. Within the last four months, it has cancelled or delayed four of its five public tenders, thereby creating a situation wherein there was a massive shortage of pharmaceuticals.In a letter dated February 28, 2017, the Hospital’s CEO, Allan Johnson, thanked the Public Health Minister for authorising the procurement of medical supplies from ANSA McAL to the tune of $605,962,200, even though local firms could have supplied the same quantity and quality of drugs at cheaper prices.Questions are now being raised regarding what process was used to determine that ANSA McAL should receive the contract and why were local firms sidelined.last_img read more

Trainer Frankel ties career victory record at Santa Anita

first_imgGryder reached his milestone aboard Pressthepace, who paid $19.60 to win wire-to-wire. HOCKEY: Pittsburgh Penguins owner Ron Burkle traveled to Las Vegas to meet with the mayor and discuss the possibility of relocating the team there. Burkle, who lives in Los Angeles, led a delegation in talks with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, according to Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan. Meanwhile, Burkle and co-owner Mario Lemieux all prepared to meet with state, county and local officials on today in Philadelphia to try to resolve differences over plans for a new arena in Pittsburgh. SOCCER: Roy Makaay scored the quickest goal in European Champions League history just 11 seconds in, and Bayern Munich advanced past Real Madrid into the quarterfinals. Manchester United, AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven also reached the final eight. Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel tied Charlie Whittingham’s Santa Anita record for career victories Wednesday when he saddled Les Grand Trois to his 869th win in the $50,800 Mister Frisky feature for 3-year-olds. One race later, Aaron Gryder rode his 3,000th career winner. In the Mister Frisky, David Flores rallied undefeated Les Grands Trois to a length win over Abalanche, covering 6 furlongs in 1:16.06 and earning $4.40, $2.80 and $2.20 as the 6-5 wagering favorite. In the winner’s circle, Frankel called Whittingham’s record “a big deal because Charlie is a legend. To get that close and to tie him is an honor.” center_img Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd scored to lead the United States over China 2-1 in the Americans’ opener at the Algarve Cup in Silves, Portugal. : Lance Mackey snatched back the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, speeding through Ophir IDITAROD , , in Nikolai, Alaska near the halfway point of the 1,100-mile race as other teams rested. BOXING: Former rugby player Anthony Mundine won the vacant World Boxing Association super-middleweight title, stopping fellow Australian Sam Soliman in the ninth round in Sydney, Australia. Mundine knocked Soliman down once in the second round and twice in the ninth round before referee Stanley Christodoulou intervened at 2:26 of the ninth. Mundine improved to 28-3 with 22 knockouts. Soliman fell to 33-9 with 13 knockouts. Mundine won a controversial split decision over Soliman in 2001. 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

Wealth of area courses tests Valley golfers’s best swings

first_img SylmarEl Cariso(818) 367-6157 SunlandAngeles National(818) 951-8771 LancasterRancho Sierra(661) 946-1080 PalmdaleRancho Vista(661) 272-9903 ValenciaChica(661) 253-1870 BurbankDe Bell(818) 845-0022 ValenciaVista Valencia(661) 253-1870 PasadenaEaton Canyon(626) 794-6773 GlendaleScholl Canyon(818) 243-4100 Simi ValleyLost Canyons Sky(805) 522-4653 BurbankDe Bell Par-3(818) 848-3292 TujungaVerdugo Hills(818) 352-3161 Golfers in the San Fernando Valley and adjoining communities have plenty of options for playing opportunities, from short courses to historic ones, high-end to moderately priced, from par-3 through all the difficulty one would want. Beginners can choose from a half-dozen par-3 courses, which combine limited distance and reasonable greens fees, and — in the case of Sinaloa GC in Simi Valley — some memorable lore. For years, former Sinaloa general manager Lynn Shackelford, the one-time Burroughs High of Burbank and UCLA basketball standout, opened the course to free play the first Monday after every Bruins football win over USC. Shackelford is no longer at the course, but his legacy makes for some good memories for UCLA fans who play the nine-hole layout. Advanced players can take on a trio of executive courses, so-called because they play to a par 10 to 12 strokes lower than regulation courses. When this type of shorter course — they include no par-5 holes — was first designed in the 1960s, it was with the idea of providing a shorter time commitment for busy executives. El Cariso in Sylmar, Scholl Canyon in Glendale and Vista Valencia in Valencia — where current PGA Tour player Jason Gore got his start in the game — are all challenging executive courses. Vista and El Cariso are the longest and toughest of the trio, but short and tight Scholl Canyon, surrounded by canyon, demands accuracy or plenty of extra golf balls and further challenges with sloped greens that can be extremely quick. Upscale courses include Moorpark’s scenic Tierra Rejada, which offers some spectacular hillside views of eastern Ventura County farmland, Sunland’s Angeles National, Camarillo’s Sterling Hills and Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita upscale course in the Santa Clarita Valley.Those looking for a links-type experience at a reasonable rate might consider Moorparks Rustic Canyon, a virtually treeless facility where large, closely mowed chipping surfaces surround each green and wind is a constant factor History buffs will appreciate Griffith Park’s Wilson and Harding courses, which predate the Great Depression and were used for the 1937, ’38 and ’39 Los Angeles Opens.Harry Lighthorse” Cooper, who won the inaugural Los Angeles Open in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, became the event’s second multiple winner with his victory at Griffith Park in 1937, when he hit 274 for the lowest 72-hole total of the first 12 L.A. Opens. Knollwood Country Club, an open-to-the-public course that is part of the Los Angeles County system, is another reasonably priced layout and one that offer great variety in its holes, which wnd through a well-established neighborhood filled with large trees. AREA GOLF COURSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Granada HillsKnollwood(818) 363-1810 EncinoSepulveda Balboa(818) 986-4560 CamarilloCamarillo Springs(805) 484-1075 EncinoSepulveda Encino(818) 986-4560 PasadenaBrookside C.W. Koiner(626) 585-3594 PasadenaBrookside E.O. Nay(626) 585-3594 PalmdaleDesert Aire(661) 538-0894center_img Mission HillsM.H. Little League(760) 324-9400 Santa ClaritaRobinson Ranch(661) 252-8484 MoorparkTierra Rejada(805) 531-9300 LocationCoursePhone Griffith ParkHarding(323) 663-2555 Agoura HillsLake Lindero(818) 889-1158 Thousand OasLos Robles(805) 495-6421 Simi ValleySimi Hills(805) 522-0803 Van NuysVan Nuys(818) 785-8871 Lake BalboaWoodley Lakes(818) 787-8163 Westlake VillageWestlake Village(818) 889-0770 AREA PAR-3 COURSES 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Simi ValleyLost Canyons Shadow(805) 522-4653 CamarilloSterling Hills(805) 987-3446 Studio CityS.C. Golf and Tennis(818) 761-3250 Simi ValleySinaloa(805) 581-2662 PacoimaHansen Dam(818) 889-2200 Griffith ParkWilson(323 663-2555last_img read more

Scotland Expects: Steven Whittaker looks ahead to Georgia and Germany

first_imgThis interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukHow do you feel qualification has gone for Scotland so far?“It’s gone well. We’ve played well and managed to get results to match the performances. We tend to play well, but we’ve been a hard-luck story at times. We’ve put ourselves in a good place at the minute; we’ve got four massive games still to play, and we want to keep momentum and results coming. It’s the closest we’ve come for a while. I would be lovely for the nation, the players and everyone involved to reach a championship. We’re confident at the minute – we’re playing well, but there are still jobs to be done.”Your improved fortunes have largely been credited to the manager, Gordon Strachan. What has he changed?“He came in and believed in the players. We’ve also done a lot of tactical stuff on the training ground; everyone knows their jobs, and we work from a solid base. It’s a good environment to come away and spend a week to ten days with the boys – everyone’s enjoying it. His enthusiasm for the game has been passed on. We play with pace up front now, as well, with Ikechi Anya, Steven Fletcher, Shaun Maloney. We’ve maybe been a bit scared in the past, but now we’re going into games with confidence to play well and win.”Your next game is away to Georgia. After beating them 1-0 last October, what are you expecting?“It was a tough game – they work hard and get men behind the ball. We managed to break them down eventually; there were still little scares, but we managed to see it out. We know they’re capable, so we need to be at our best. We need to look to take three points.”Then it’s Germany, the world champions. What kind of atmosphere are you hoping for at Hampden?“It will be great. Whenever the big nations come to Hampden it’s a special game – and this is one we’ve been looking forward to ever since the draw was made. The crowd being behind you gives you a big push, so they can be a major factor. We knew we’d come under pressure [away to Germany, when losing 2-1], but we managed to keep them out as much as we could and were a threat on the break. You need high concentration levels throughout, though – they have some of the best players in the world. Thomas Muller got the goals against us that day. He finds great positions and he’s very clever.”Are you allowing yourselves to think about reaching Euro 2016 yet?“I’ve never been to a major tournament, so it’s hard to think you’re going to get there. We know how hard it is to reach. We’re in a good position, but there are still four matches to go and I think it’s important we don’t get carried away.”What will the atmosphere be like in Scotland – and France – if you do qualify? You could finish the group in third and still qualify automatically…Immense. The fans travel in their numbers, as they always do. Supporting us through the qualifiers, they go all over and always create an atmosphere for us. It would be a fantastic occasion for the whole country.”You, Norwich teammate Russell Martin, Watford’s Ikechi Anya and Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie are in the Premier League after being in the Championship last year. How much can that help the national side?“It’s definitely going to help. The jump from Championship to Premier League is massive – you’re playing against guys you might come up against in international football. I’m glad we’ve made that jump.”At club level, you work with Alex Neil, another highly respected Scottish manager. Do you enjoy that?“It’’s been great for me. He’s selected me in most games and I’ve managed to get a bit of momentum and lots of games under my belt [Whittaker has started each of Norwich’s four Premier League games so far]. He’s straight talking. He demands a lot from his players, and rightly so. He sets us up great, the way we play our football and try to press high up the park. That suits my game – I’m enjoying my football at the minute, and a lot of the guys are really enjoying what we’re doing. I think that’s showing in the performances.”Finally, who would you say is your footballing hero?“I used to admire Zinedine Zidane as a youngster. I played in midfield, so I used to love watching him. His all-round qualities – his technique on the ball, his composure, he had a bit of swagger when he played. I loved watching him.” Steven Whittaker 1last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Office Administrator required for Donegal dealership

first_imgLeading Motorhome Dealership Donaghey Motorhomes Ltd in Letterkenny are now recruiting for a full-time Office Administrator position.Job Requirements: Excellent customer service skills and strong attention to detail is essentialExperience in accounts is preferable.Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.Applications via email only to Closing Date for applications is 1st June 2018Donaghey Motorhomes LtdDrumnahoeLetterkennyCo. Donegal00353749129235Job Vacancy: Office Administrator required for Donegal dealership was last modified: May 21st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

50 volunteers to walk on hot coals to fundraise for Cancer Research

first_imgTomorrow evening a sponsored Fire Walk will take place at the Jolly Farmer’s Bar and Restaurant in Belleek at 5:30pm where volunteers will walk across scalding hot coals! There will also be live music and a raffle.The charity walk is in loving memory of Micky McSherry who passed away after his battle with small cell cancer.His daughter Helen McGlone set up the event to mark Micky’s first anniversary. Helen has also made a Just Giving page where they have already raised £390 of their £5,000 goal. Helen says; ” Micky was a hard working man with barely a days illness in his life.“This however all changed when he developed a pain in his back in April 2015. Back pain was his only symptom until a diagnosis was made in July 2015. At this stage he was given a life expectancy of 2 weeks without treatment and 4-6 months with it.“Naturally Micky chose the treatment and positively faced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments. He never complained, was grateful for his medical care and always had a positive outlook.“Unfortunately advances in treatments are too late for Micky, but he would of been proud for something positive to come out of our loss. “To mark Micky’s first anniversary we are raising money to fund research into small cell lung cancer, and simultaneously raise greater awareness of this dreadful form of cancer.“The money raised will fund research by Dr Gerry Hannah and his team at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment.“Your donation will help give hope to patients with the lowest survival rates of any type of cancer, and help to transform the future for those living with the disease.If you would like to donate you can find Helen’s Just Giving page by following the link below: 50 volunteers to walk on hot coals to fundraise for Cancer Research was last modified: February 11th, 2017 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:BELLEEKCancer Researchcoalfire walkfundraisinglast_img read more