Kane insists he can get better of Van Dijk and help Spurs upset Liverpool

first_imgHARRY KANE is challenging Tottenham to smash the Anfield fortress — claiming: Liverpool are NOT invincible.No Premier League team has managed to beat Jurgen Klopp’s troops so far this season.2 Kane has vowed to get one over on Van Dijk… and LiverpooollCredit: GettyAlready some Kop fans are dreaming of staying unbeaten until May and emulating Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles campaign.In fact, Liverpool have not lost on Merseyside since a Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea in September 2018.And you have to go back to April 23, 2017, for the Reds’ last league defeat at home — against Crystal Palace.But talismanic striker Kane, 26, urged his team-mates to make history today, saying: “Momentum-wise, a victory would give us a huge lift.“Probably not many people will expect us to win away at Anfield, so if we can do that it will hopefully give our Premier League season a big boost.“Liverpool have started the season as good as anyone else — especially their home form.“They have a great crowd who really get behind their team and try to push them on, so we’re expecting a tough game.”But we have been there before, we’ve picked up results there before, so we just have to concentrate on us and do what we can to claim the win.”Spurs are already 13 points off leaders Liverpool after just nine matches and have had a stop-start beginning to the campaign.If they need any encouragement, then Manchester United showed in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last weekend that there is a game plan to stop and frustrate Liverpool.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool vs Spurs scores this coming week and win £100United came within five minutes of an upset before Adam Lallana’s dramatic leveller.In one clip which went viral on social media, United striker Marcus Rashford managed to get the better of PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk, out-muscling the defender during a tussle for the ball.Asked if he had seen Rashford’s battle with the Dutchman, Kane replied: “I didn’t see it live but I saw a load of pictures on Instagram.“Van Dijk is a great defender but he’s not invincible and Liverpool are not invincible. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”Any team can be beaten on any day and we just have to try to make sure we do that at Anfield.”Kane has scored five goals in ten matches against Liverpool and the clash with towering Van Dijk, 28, could prove decisive in the outcome this afternoon.He said: “As a striker, it’s not just one versus one on the pitch, there’s a lot that goes into it.“Van Dijk is an amazing defender and he has had a fantastic couple of years at Liverpool.“So from my point of view, it’s just about playing my game and making my movements, doing my runs and trying to get on the scoresheet, trying to get assists.“At the end of the day, it’s a team game, so we all have to be on it with each other — so that’s the main aim.”We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.Kane on Spurs vs LiverpoolLiverpool beat Tottenham three times in 2018-19, ending the season with a 2-0 triumph in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.Kane played in that showpiece occasion but was an ineffectual figure, and not fully fit, having suffered an ankle injury two months earlier.Clearly, it is still a painful memory for a player who holds himself and those around him to the highest possible standards.Kane admitted: “We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.“And that’s what happens when you get two good teams at a high level. You want to win, you want to come out on top.“They came out on top in May or June, whenever it was… I’ve tried to forget it!“It’s the first time we have played them since but, look, that is in the past.”We have to concentrate on us now and we have a lot to do to turn our Premier League season around.“Liverpool have a great attacking trio or four — but so have a lot of teams in the Premier League these days.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“When you look at the top six teams now, there are a lot of great attacking players.“It’s not just the attack that is going to win the game, it’s the defence, the whole team, and that’s what we have to do.“We just have to stick together and try to deliver the victory.”Liverpool vs Tottenham – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for big Premier League clashlast_img read more

Which FA Cup 4th round replays are on BT Sport and BBC?

first_imgTHE FA Cup has reached the fifth round with all the last 16 ties now drawn.But before that, there’s this season’s final batch of replays to get through, with round five and onwards now consisting of a single match.1 The FA Cup is set for this season’s final batch of replaysCredit: Getty Images – GettyHere are all the details of which FA Cup fourth round replays are on UK television.Which FA Cup 4th round replays are on TV?BBC have selected Oxford United vs Newcastle United as their televised FA Cup 4th round replay.The match at the Kassam Stadium kicks off at 8.05pm on Tuesday, February 4 and will be shown live on BBC One.Tottenham vs Southampton will then be live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate with a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday, February 5.When are the FA Cup 4th round replays being played?FA Cup 4th round replay dates and kick-off times are as follows (7.45pm kick-off unless stated):Tuesday, February 4Birmingham 2-2 (4-1 pens) CoventryCardiff 3-3 (1-4 pens) ReadingDerby 4-2 NorthamptonLiverpool 1-0 ShrewsburyOxford 2-3 (AET) NewcastleWednesday, February 5Tottenham vs SouthamptonMOST 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticWhat is the FA Cup 5th round draw?Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester CityReading vs Sheffield UnitedChelsea vs LiverpoolWest Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle UnitedLeicester City vs Birmingham CityDerby County vs Manchester UnitedSouthampton or Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich CityPortsmouth vs Arsenallast_img read more

Holloway stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231

first_imgMax Holloway, left, fights Brian Ortega during the featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 231 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday nightThe fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega’s left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an injury-plagued year, were too much for Ortega, who had rallied in the third round but was unable to take Holloway down or use his vaunted jiu-jitsu.“Kudos to him,” Holloway said of Ortega. “On to the next (opponent).”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 ChrissUFC president Dana White applauded the decision to end the fight.“That fifth round should never have happened and I’m glad it didn’t,” he said. “The fight needed to be stopped. For us all of in here that have been in the fight game for a long time, that’s what you call too tough for your own good. Ortega, an accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, entered the arena to the sounds of DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” Holloway walked out to “Game Over” by Lil’ Flip and then “Hawaiian Kickboxer” by Moke Boy.The crowd started chanting “Holloway, Holloway” as the two circled each other. Ortega scored with counter punches as the champion came forward and connected with an elbow. A relaxed Holloway began to find his striking distance and stuffed a takedown as the round ended.Ortega’s nose began to bleed profusely in the second as Holloway fired punches. Another takedown was rebuffed and Holloway taunted Ortega. The two exchanged words after the round that was dominated by Holloway.Ortega came back in the third, connected with punches and almost got Holloway to the ground. Holloway fought back with punishing blows as Ortega continued to bleed from the face.When Ortega connected, Holloway nodded as if to give him props. Ortgea showed he can take a punch.Holloway danced in the fourth and then hammered Ortega at the fence. He took him down later in the round.The 27-year-old Holloway had won his last 12 fights since an August 2013 loss by decision to Conor McGregor.It was Holloway’s first fight since Dec. 2, 2017, due to a variety of health issues.The two 145-pounders were originally slated to meet at UFC 226 in July, but Holloway was forced to withdraw at the last minute due to what was thought to be “concussion-like symptoms.”An ankle injury had forced Holloway out of a March bout against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. Ortega filled in for Holloway, winning by a spectacular first-round TKO. Holloway also missed out on a short-notice fight with current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April (after Tony Ferguson withdrew with a knee injury), pulling out during his weight cut.The lone blemish on the 27-year-old Ortega’s record was a 2014 win over Mike de la Torre that was changed to a no contest after a positive test for the steroid drostanolone. The California native was suspended nine months and fined US$2,500.Ortega apologized for the failed test, saying he took the drug to help with his weight cut.Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0) and Shevchenko (16-3-0) met at 125 pounds.Shevchenko looked bigger and bulkier, taking Jedrzejczyk down a minute into the fight. Jedrzejczyk got back to her feet but had trouble gauging her striking distance early.While she tried to find it, Shevchenko was content to counter. Shevchenko bodied Jedrzejczyk to the ground in the second, got side control and did damage as the round ended.Shevchenko came on the third, bloodying Jedrzejczyk’s nose. Jedrzejczyk was taken down again in the fourth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I believe he could have done the fifth round. I believe he would have done the fifth round. But it should have never happened … He’s a young talented guy and I think going into that fifth round would have been very bad for him health-wise. The fourth round wasn’t good for him health-wise.”Holloway improved to 20-3-0, adding to his impressive credentials, while Ortega slipped to 14-1-0 with one no contest.It could be Holloway’s last fight at 145 pounds. White wants him to move up to lightweight (155) to avoid the grueling weight cut.Valentina Shevchenko, a native of Kyrgyzstan fighting out of Peru, overpowered a game, but outmatched Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, for the vacant women’s flyweight title in the co-main event. Shevchenko won a unanimous five-round decision.“I have been waiting so long for this moment,” the 30-year-old Shevchenko said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Charity Ambassador Solicits Support for Post Ebola Initiative

first_imgCharity Ambassador T. Nelson Williams, II is currently meeting with various organizations in the United States to solicit support for post Ebola initiatives in Liberia. Williams, who is representing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. engaged Alpha International in Baltimore, Maryland, World Changers Ministries,   Business Executive Network (BEN) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He also made a courtesy visit to Alexander B. Cummings, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Coca Cola Company.When contacted, Ambassador Williams informed us that the meetings were fruitful and that some groups had already made commitments.Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority have embarked upon a Post Ebola Transitional Service Initiative (Children Focused) to mobilize six to twelve months worth of committed resources and support for two programmatic initiatives intended to impact up to 200 children.The Alpha organizations will also provide support to family caregivers.  This temporary support will be given to family members or other care givers who take on the added responsibility of caring for a child orphaned by Ebola.Williams concluded by informing his fraternity members that there is no greater love than a brother giving of himself and his resources to help the less fortunate.  He said, “We must always remember the aims of our dear fraternity, Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for All Mankind”.It may be recalled that on December 4, 2014, T. Nelson Williams, II was honored as Charity Ambassador  when the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity eta epsilon Lambda Chapter 200 joined more than 200,000 Alpha members around the world to celebrate 108 years of existence of the noble organization with a Dinner at the Monrovia City Hall., Alpha Phi Alpha. The highly reputable group Charity, Liberia bestowed the honor of Charity Ambassador on Mr. Williams at the colorful ceremony. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first Black Inter-Collegiate Greek-lettered Fraternity founded December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Itacha, New York. The seven founding members are known as founding fathers.   The tenacious seven that founded the organization include: Charles Henry Chapman, Robert Harold Ogle, Eugene Kincles Jones, Vertner Woodson Tanely, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Henry Arthus Callis and George Biddle Kelley.Ambassador T. Nelson Williams, II is the chapter president and under his leadership, the organization continues to make head ways and has since become a model to many organizations in and out of the country, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alleged thief remanded

first_imgA Stewartville, West Cost Demerara (WCD) man was sent back to jail on robbery underarms charges after he appeared before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.Calvin Tucks pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him on Wednesday. It was alleged that on May 29, at Stewartville, while being armed with a dangerous weapon, Tucks robbed the Virtual Complainant (VC) Beverley Frank of one Samsung Galaxy S5 cellphone valued ,000; property of Beverley Frank.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, at around 21:00h, the VC was walking along the public road at Stewartville, when the defendant pounced upon her.He placed a knife to her throat and demanded cash but subsequently took her cellphone from her hand as she had no money on her person.The defendant then made good his escape. He was later identified by the VC, arrested and charged with the offence.The VC told the court that the defendant is known in the area as a thief. She further stated that he carried out a number of similar acts in the past but was never charged.He was remanded to prison and will next appear in court on June 17.last_img read more

Guyanese indicted in multimillion-dollar medical fraud arrested in US

first_imgOne week after the US authorities had issued a wanted bulletin for Shamiza Ali, also called Shamiza Bacchus, a Guyanese who has been indicted in a multimillion-dollar Medicaid fraud in New York, she was arrested on Monday evening at the John F Kennedy International Airport.Alleged fraudster Shamiza AliThe woman was taken into custody by law enforcement moments after stepping off a flight from Guyana. The Guyanese woman and two others were indicted for falsifying information and ripping off the medical scheme of close to US$20 million.It was reported that the woman, along with her co-accused, fled to Guyana when an investigation was launched into the matter.It was alleged that between September 2017 and May 2019, Purpleheart Transportation Service submitted claims to and collected from Medicaid over US$29 million for allegedly providing transportation services to Medicaid patients in and around New York City.However, Prosecutors found and allege that over US$19 million of that amount was for unmatched services — services for which there was no corresponding bill for medical treatment for the patients who purportedly received the transportation services.In court documents, the New York Prosecutors outlined a scheme whereby the defendants, together using a number of different techniques, billed Medicaid for transportation services that never occurred under their company, “Purpleheart Transportation Service”.Medicaid reimburses transportation providers for transporting Medicaid patients to and from covered medical services.last_img read more

Former WBD cane farmers call for Govt subsidies

first_img…as they commence planting cash cropsBy Shemuel FanfairAlmost two years after the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate, cane farmers in the nearby village of Bellvue, West Bank Demerara are pleading for Government to assist them as they venture into diversified crops.When Guyana Times met with farmers of the Bellvue Cane Farmers Co-Op Society on Saturday, they were sourcing water as the mid-morning sunshine pierced the parched earth and rainfall remains scare owing to the prolonged dry season, which experts suggest could extend into the first months of 2019.A burnt out section of the farmlandSome farmers are trying their hand at cash crop cultivation while others are planting banana and plantain suckers and coconut palms. According to overseas-based Balram Balkarran, the farmers are encountering added expenses through land preparation and pump rentals.“At least the Government should have assisted the Co-op Society, as it costs members about $20,000 to $40,000 per acre to go into other crops. Farmers’ cane used to contribute 50 per cent of the canes. Wales Estate had more co-op societies that supplied cane more than any other estate, so the peasant cane farmers here are suffering more here than (at) any other location,” Balkarran told this newspaper.In December 2016, when Wales officially ended operations, water in the access canals leading to the Kamuni Creek flowed freely to the Wales area through the community of Renistyne, according to Balkarran. However, this all changed when the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) stopped maintaining the many punt trenches in the area. In fact, some sugar workers living in the area were also affected as they supplemented their income via fishing in the trenches.Farmer Ramchuran Sukhnan, 57, told this newspaper of the many expenses he has been paying since leaving the sugar industry, and he observed that he would be grateful for grants and subsidies as he still has to acquire seedlings. He said he had to pay $50,000 in labour costs to clean one of his plots, $40,000 to prepare the beds, in addition to other costs.“This is a-we livelihood; we not getting anything…we really need help here, we want water,” Sukhnan pointed out, referencing the dry conditions.The farmer noted that he supports his 4 grandsons from his earnings.“Since Wales close (down) things hard, we got children and grandchildren to send to school,” he noted.Guyana Times was told that the National Drainage & Irrigation Authority (NDIA) was contacted since June 2018 to assist in clearing the bushy trenches, but as mid-October approaches, the farmers are awaiting the entity’s swift action.Wales was the first of several estates closed under the Coalition Administration in moves to re-organise the industry. Though the closures were rationalised as cost-cutting initiatives, many observers — including the Parliamentary Opposition — had called for social impact studies to be conducted beforehand.Aside from the plight of the farmers, many sugar workers in the Wales area are facing difficulties in acquiring consistent and lucrative employment. Only a few workers were rehired by the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) which now manages the closed estates.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL scientist Professor William C Campbell has been presented with this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine at a ceremony in Stockholm.It’s a proud day for Donegal – and his native Ramelton.The 85-year-old – known as Bill – was jointly awarded the accolade for his discovery of the drug ivermectin. Members of his family joined him at the awards ceremony.Professor Campbell became the second Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Science after Earnest Walton collected the physics award in 1951 for his work on splitting the atom.Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins have both sent their congratulations.Locally Donegal TD Joe McHugh said: “I wish to congratulate William Campbell, who was one of three scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel prize in October for Physiology and Medicine, as he prepares for tonight’s award ceremony in Sweden. “Prof Campbell, born in Ramelton, and currently a Research Fellow Emeritus at Madison, New Jersey, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on therapies against infections caused by roundworm parasites, which has proved remarkably successful at treating diseases like river blindness. His work is already bringing benefits to people across the world.“William is only the second Irish scientist to win a Nobel Prize, which is a massive achievement for him and his colleagues, and his success can be viewed as a great time in Irish Science. I hope this will also encourage young people to believe that they can achieve whatever they want, no matter where they are from or what their passions are.“I wish to again congratulate Professor Campbell on his huge success in receiving the Nobel Prize, and I want to relay every best wish to him for the celebratory ceremony in Stockholm tonight , and wish him all the best for the future.”PROUD DAY FOR DONEGAL AS PROFESSOR BILL COLLECTS HIS NOBEL PRIZE was last modified: December 10th, 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:donegalprizeProfessor Bill CampbellRameltonWilliamlast_img read more

Crystal Palace put £7m price tag on Marseille target Steve Mandanda

first_imgMarseille’s move for Steve Mandanda is on the rocks after Crystal Palace slapped a £7million price tag on the goalkeeper’s head.Mandanda looks set to quit Selhurst Park this summer after spending just one year in south London.The France international arrived at Palace on a free transfer from Marseille last summer, after his contract expired, but he made just 10 appearances last season.As a result, the 32-year-old is ready to leave England and Marseille are willing to bring him back to France.But, according to L’Equipe, a return to the Stade Velodrome could fall through because of Palace’s valuation of the player.The Premier League club are demanding Marseille cough up £7m to complete a deal and so far that is proving too much for the French side. 1 Steve Mandanda last_img


first_imgUPDATED: A motorcyclist killed in a road crash in Barnesmore Gap was part of a Cycle For Suicide charity event.Barnesmore Gap is closed after a motorcyclist was killed.The victim, who was 69 and from Tralee in Co Kerry, was in collision with a lorry at McGroary’s Brae between Ballybofey and Donegal Town.The accident happened just before noon. The victim was part of  large group who had been seen off by pupils at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town and were cycling to Strabane on the next leg of their cycle.It is understood the group returned to Donegal Town to consider the situation.Garda Inspector David Kelly has confirmed the road reopened just after 5pm.He also appealed for any witnesses to the accident to come forward. Gardai and the other emergency services are at the scene but Gardai have confirmed that one man has died.The person’s identity has not yet been made known until all relatives have been informed of the death.The road between Ballybofey and Donegal Town has been closed and is expected to be closed until this evening.Gardai have initiated a series of road diversions which motorists are asked to follow the diversions and to have patience.The tragedy comes just days after 38 year old Siobhan Hutcheon was killed outside Newtowncunningham on Saturday afternoon last. Ms Hutcheon, who lived in Muff, but who was from Derry, was killed when her car struck a Bus Eireann coach.She is to be buried tomorrow.MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN ROAD SMASH AT BARNESMORE GAP was last modified: May 7th, 2014 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:Barnesmore Gapcloseddonegalkilledmotorcyclistlast_img read more