Alli refreshed, renewed and ready to push on

first_imgDele Alli feels refreshed, renewed and ready to kick on from Tottenham’s Champions League heartache and an injury-hit season that took a mental as well as physical toll.The 2018-19 campaign will live long in the memory for all connected with Spurs after their historic run to a first-ever European Cup final, even though the 2-0 loss to Liverpool naturally still sticks in the craw.Seven weeks on and Alli is still hurting after falling at the last hurdle, but there is a hunger about the attacking midfielder after a stuttering, stop-start season on a personal level.Late back to Spurs after England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, his start was hindered by a hamstring complaint that flared up again in January, keeping him out for two months.A fractured hand in April compounded matters in a campaign that saw Alli fail to scale the heights achieved previously for club and country.“It’s the most injuries I’ve ever had and it’s tough not just physically but mentally as well,” he told PA.“You have to dig deep.“Sitting in the treatment room and watching the lads train and watching at games is not nice. It’s not nice to be on the sidelines.“You obviously want to be out there helping your team. We had a great season as a team but individually I was disappointed to get the injuries. I’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”Asked if a better summer break can help heading into the new campaign, he said: “Yeah, hopefully. It was obviously a difficult season for me in terms of injuries.“It was the most injuries I’ve ever had in one season. I’ve got to use it all to go forward and not think about it in a negative way.“Every time I got injured, I was trying to come back as strong as I could, have a break and use the time to work on the things that weren’t quite right, keep building and come back stronger.“I feel like I’ve done that. I’ve got to keep working on those things throughout the season. I feel like I used the time well.”Alli’s desire to push forwards is palpable and is also fuelled by a first full campaign at Spurs’ stunning new stadium – along with the frustration of going so close to lifting the Champions League.“Obviously it was difficult to take, getting to the final and not getting over the line,” the 23-year-old said.“We’re disappointed as a team but we’ve got to try and use it as an advantage for next season.“I think we’re showing the direction the club’s going and as a team we’re going in the right direction.“It was a great campaign but obviously it’s heartbreaking not to have won it in the final.“Like I said, we’ve got to take the positives and try and use it to drive us on this season.“We’ve just got to try and use it as an advantage and use that hurt we felt after the game and that we’re still feeling now when we think about it.“We’ve just got to try and use that to drive us on as much as we can in the next season.”Alli believes Tottenham are on an upward trajectory just like England, although the Three Lions regular knows competition is increasing with Euro 2020 looming large.“For England, we’re heading in the right direction as well,” he said. “It’s very similar to here at Tottenham.“We’ve got a young squad. We’ve been together a little while with the manager and it’s exciting. We all want to play the same way which is good.“There’s a massive tournament coming up and we’ve got to keep making sure we prove we deserve to be in the team.“It’s not going to be easy. It’s exciting and I’m just going to do as well as I can for my club and country.”Alli was speaking at an event with sponsors AIA in sweltering Shanghai, where Tottenham’s pre-season preparations continue against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup on Friday.“We had our first session today – it was tough obviously with the heat,” he said on a day when the humidity in China meant it felt as high as 48 degrees Celsius.“But we adapt to different things and it’s all part of pre-season, getting back fit and making sure we start the season as strong as we can.“It is very hot but it’s a beautiful place and we’re happy to be here.”last_img read more

Do-it-all Thompson shines for Ginebra in Game 2 of PBA Finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESLUCENA—Joe Devance may have sent Game 2 into overtime but Barangay Ginebra’s win had Scottie Thompson’s fingerprints all over it.Thompson posted jaw-dropping numbers Sunday night with 18 points, career-high 18 rebounds and eight assists as the Gin Kings evened the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite NBA: Spurs pounce early to post big win over Lakers Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READcenter_img View comments China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Ginebra seeks to sustain that run in Game 3 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I just didn’t stop. I was thinking that I hope they tire out looking for me when rebounding,” Thompson said in Filipino after Ginebra outlasted San Miguel, 124-118, in OT.“Coach Tim said that whoever wants this more will be the one to get the win. And I really wanted to win this to tie the series.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThompson and the Gin Kings had to muster whatever strength they had left after blowing a 26-point lead and nearly dropping the game had it not been for Deviance’s last-second followup off his own miss at the end of regulation.“It was really a tough game. We got up early, but San Miguel knows how to fight back. It was really a credit to the coaching staff, to coach Tim, because they really looked at how San Miguel played defense on us. They gave everyone of us confidence, so the least we wanted to do was to repay that faith they had on us.”last_img read more

Cane harvester conned by bandits

first_imgA cane harvester attached to the Albion Estate, Berbice is now left counting his losses after bandits on Monday conned him of his gold jewellery.According to information received, the man was at home when he received a call where the caller purported to be a representative of the GTT in New Amsterdam.He was instructed to report to the GTT office there in relation to his phone line, which the caller told him he would lose if he failed to go to the office.This publication understands that the man left his home to go to the utility company.While on his way to the company, a call was then made reportedly by the same perpetrator to the 12-year-old son of the cane harvester.He was instructed to collect all of the gold jewellery in the house and take it to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Sources close to the Police confirmed that the boy gathered the jewellery belonging to his mother and sister totalling in excess of $200,000 and took it to the hospital.When he arrived at the hospital, he was sent to the back where he was instructed to leave the jewellery on a table.Moments later, he was told to go back for the jewellery, but when he did it was not there.Information surrounding the entire incident is sketchy; however, the Police have launched an investigation.last_img read more

Fox Creek RCMP looking for motorist that picked up a hitchhiker on Saturday

first_imgFOX CREEK, A.B. – The RCMP in Fox Creek are looking for a suspect who allegedly left the scene of a collision on Highway 43 and was picked up by a passing motorist.At 10:35 a.m. Saturday, a collision was reported to the RCMP.  A silver SUV struck a semi truck which was pulled over on the side of the road.  The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt because he was out of the truck at the time.  The driver of the SUV walked away hitchhiking northbound on Highway 43 towards Fox Creek.The RCMP believe the suspect that was driving the SUV, was picked up by a passing motorist driving a four-door SUV, sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Saturday.- Advertisement -Investigation has revealed that the SUV involved in the collision was allegedly stolen out of Edmonton.  The Fox Creek RCMP want to locate the driver of the vehicle.The driver is described as:Caucasian maleApproximately 5’10 – 6′ tallDark medium length shaggy hair with facial hair.Wearing a black jacket and dark pants possibly snow pant like style.Had a back pack or bag with himThe Fox Creek RCMP are asking that the motorist who provided a lift to this male – please contact the detachment at 780-622-3740.   Anyone else who has any information about this incident or knows this male is asked to call the FoxCreek RCMP at 780-622-3740 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS.Advertisementlast_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img Health practices and the Bible will be the topic of guest speaker Alan Sherman after the 9:30a.m. Sunday service, Canoga Park Presbyterian Church, 22103 Vanowen St. Call (818) 883-3510. “Obsession,” a screening presented by the Center for Accuracy in Mid-East Reporting in America, 7p.m. Tuesday, Congregation Beth Meier, 11725 Moorpark Ave., Studio City. Reservations required. Call (818) 762-4473. “Living with Integrity” will be the topic discussed by the Rev. Jim Lockard at the “Wednesday Night Alive” service, 7-8p.m. Wednesday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 W. Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. “Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service led by the Rev. Jefferson Beeker, 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218. Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk, 7 p.m. Thursday, Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515 or see Rummage sale, 8a.m.-2p.m. today, Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Call (818) 352-1481 or (818) 353-3669. “Unity in the Lord’s Church,” a study of Ephesians 4:3-6, will be discussed by eight speakers, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Van Nuys Church of Christ, 14655 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Free; lunch provided. Call (818) 785-2623. Carwash fundraiser for various charities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the parking lot at First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-8218. “Peace and Reconciliation Through Prayer,” a lecture sponsored by the Thirty-Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist of Studio City, presented by guest speaker Ryder Stevens, 11a.m. today, Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Vista Rooms, Studio City. Call (818) 761-4322. Catholic Singles Dance, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, Burbank Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Ave. Tickets: $17. Call (818) 759-1545 or see Vacation Bible school, for children in kindergarten to fifth grade, 9a.m.-noon June 25-29, Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Registration: $25. Call (818) 346-6968 or see “Magic of Summer” luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. Tickets: $15. Reservations required. Call (818) 365-4231. World Healing Ceremony, presented by the Spiritual Unity Movement, 7-8:45 p.m. June 30, meeting at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Guest speaker, Sri Rani Ji; musical guest, Raymond Powers. Call (866) 204-2261 or see “How Do I Want to Show Up For the Rest of My Life?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Young adults service, 6 p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. “Mirror of Your Mind” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Father’s Day” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see “Soulful Sunday” service, presented by members of Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society in North Hills, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see “The Father’s Good Pleasure” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson, 10a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Council of Jerusalem” will be the message delivered the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “Tasks Bigger Than We Are” will be the message delivered by guest speaker the Rev. Mike Gaston, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see “Unbounded Success” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-145. “Our Fortifying, Frail Faith” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 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

Finally, rain totals are ahead of the seasonal norm

first_imgIn the mountains, 3-7 inches of snow fell at elevations of 6,500 feet or more, according to the NWS. A few flurries are possible this afternoon but, around midmorning, the NWS canceled a snow advisory that had been scheduled to expire at noon. Seto said the brunt of the storm had passed, but a chance of showers would remain in the forecast through tomorrow. The weekend should be dry, and Monday and Tuesday — Christmas Day — should be mostly clear and warmer, with highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s. About 280 accidents handled by the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County between 5 p.m. yesterday and 5 a.m. today, compared to about 75 during the same period last week, said CHP Officer David Porter. One of those accidents left one person dead, he said, adding that it happened around 9 p.m. yesterday in Phillips Ranch. Details on the wreck were not expected until after 8 a.m. The storm brought 1.14 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, according to the NWS, with much heavier rainfall in Los Angeles County mountain areas, including 2 inches at Camp 9. The rain triggered power outages in Northridge, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported. It said that 25,500 customers were affected by outages, some of them brief, that spanned almost 10 hours, ending at 4:30 a.m., said Gale Harris of the DWP. Following are some other rainfall totals, as of 7 a.m.: — Bel-Air Hotel, 1.57 inches — Ballona Creek at Sawtelle Boulevard, 1.26 inches — Hollywood Reservoir, 0.99 inches — Los Angeles River at Firestone Boulevard, 0.72 inches — Chatsworth, 0.81 inches — Pacoima Dam, 1.85 inches — Santa Fe Dam, 1.14 inches 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBefore the current storm, the last storm to produced more than an inch was in April 2006, Seto said. Though only about an inch of rain fell in most areas since Monday night, rainfall totals were much higher in the mountains. In Warm Springs, in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, 3.95 inches fell. At the fire station in Malibu’s Monte Nido area, 2.13 inches fell as of 7 a.m., but no slides were reported in canyon areas denuded by the wildfires that broke out Nov. 24 atop Corral Canyon and Oct. 21 in Malibu Canyon. In Orange County’s fire-denuded Santiago and Modjeska canyons, no flooding or mudslides were reported. Parts of that burn area, in the Cleveland National Forest, have been coated with hydromulch, a gummy mixture of wood and paper that helps hold hillsides together. LOS ANGELES – For the first time in two years, rainfall totals in Los Angeles were running ahead of the seasonal norm today. A little more than an inch of rain fell at the National Weather Service station at USC over the past day or so and, as of midnight, the seasonal total came to 3.34 inches since July 1, according to Stuart Seto of the NWS. The seasonal norm is 2.85 inches for this time of year, he said. In an average year, Los Angeles gets about 15 inches of rain, but last year only about 3.21 inches fell, making it the driest on record in 130 years. During the 2005-06 rainy season, the total was 11.6 inches. last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Reading: Two goals from Nuhiu too much for Royals

first_imgAtdhe Nuhiu scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.George Boyd was also on target for the hosts with substitute Sam Smith forcing in a late consolation, credited as an own goal for Cameron Dawson.The Wednesday line-up included Dutch midfielder Joey Pelupessy, who was making his debut after signing from Heracles Almelo.Reading had a great chance to take the lead after only four minutes when Leandro Bacuna put David Edwards through on goal, but Dawson was off his line smartly to make the save.Pelupessy’s name went into referee John Brooks’ notebook two minutes later when he was booked following a foul on Pelle Clement.The resulting free-kick, taken by Yann Kermorgant, struck the defensive wall.Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s cross then picked out Kermorgant in the centre but he failed to make proper contact with the ball.Wednesday took a 29th-minute lead with their first attack of note.A great ball from Frederico Venancio found Nuhiu, who fired past Anssi Jaakkola with a low shot from the right-hand side of the area.Jaakkola made a save from Morgan Fox a few minutes later.The visitors had a chance early in the second half when Garath McCleary’s cross found Kermorgant whose shot was saved by Dawson.There was an even better opening for Reading moments later when Dawson spread himself well to keep out Bodvarsson’s close-range effort.Wednesday extended their lead when Marco Matias did well to send over a low cross from the left wing and Nuhiu (53) produced a close-range finish.Bacuna went close to pulling a goal back when his shot from distance beat Dawson but came back off the keeper’s left-hand post.Boyd made it 3-0 in the 61st minute, slotting past Jaakkola following indecision in the Reading defence.Nuhiu, who was aiming to complete a hat-trick, fired wide after meeting a Jack Hunt cross and then failed with an attempted chip.Kermorgant put an acrobatic effort wide after connecting with a cross from substitute Modou Barrow.Bacuna then put a free-kick on target, but Dawson was equal to it, making a comfortable save.Boyd saw his fierce shot turned wide by Jaakkola and Matias put an effort wide following a neat bit of skill.Reading boss Jaap Stam made a double substitution in the 79th minute, sending on Smith and George Evans in place of Kermorgant and Bacuna.Liam Moore had a header saved and Bodvarrson shot wide for the visitors.At the other end, Jaakkola made a near post save from Matias.Reading pulled a goal back when a deflected cross hit a post and Smith (85) pounced to stab the ball in from close range via the unfortunate Dawson. 1 Wednesday are unbeaten in four games under new boss Jos Luhukay last_img read more

Donor helps city’s youth

first_imgEL MONTE – Some youth programs have been saved from the chopping block, thanks to a large donation from Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus, city officials said. On Thursday the El Monte dealership gave the city $100,000 to fund several programs jeopardized by the city’s recent $6.1 million budget deficit. City Manager James Mussenden said without Longo’s donation the programs, which affect more than 3,000 children, had a good possibility of getting cut. “These services were targeted,” Mussenden said. “We are still going through the budget process and maybe we could have reallocated money from different areas but they were definitely in danger.” Mussenden said the city is in talks with another company that may donate money to help preserve some other city programs. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The City Council approved its budget in November and eliminated the deficit, but had to cut youth programs and 30 city positions to make it possible. Tom Rudnai, president of Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus, said when he heard about the city’s financial troubles he knew donating the money was the right thing to do. “We heard there were going to be some severe cutbacks in the city, and when we found out the children would be affected the most, we wanted to help out as much as we could,” Rudnai said. “We aren’t getting anything back from the city except knowing there will still be programs in place to keep kids off the streets.” Among the programs scheduled to receive funding is the El Monte Police Department’s Teaching Obedience, Respect, Courage and Honor (TORCH) Program, which works with troubled youth and their parents. TORCH is scheduled to receive $20,000. Two playgrounds at Maxson and New Lexington elementary schools that serve as cooling centers for children during the summer will receive a total of $10,500. last_img read more

Italians say their talks with Getty are close to collapse

first_imgROME – Italian officials warned Wednesday that negotiations with the J. Paul Getty Museum were close to breaking down and suggested the Los Angeles museum could face sanctions if a deal is not reached early next year. Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli reiterated previous demands that the museum return 47 ancient Greek and Roman artifacts that he said were “unequivocally” smuggled out of Italy over the last 25 years. Last month the Getty announced it would return 26 of the requested objects – a decision the Italians called unsatisfactory. “We are at the last chapter. Either there is a deal and all the requested pieces are returned to Italy, or there will be a break,” Rutelli said at a news conference. Rutelli said he hoped the Getty would respond to Italy’s demands by the beginning of the year. He declined to elaborate on any retaliatory measures Italy might take. Ministry officials have said sanctions could include suspension of work with Italian institutions on research, cultural studies, excavations, exhibits or artwork loans. Italy has been aggressively campaigning to recover antiquities it says were smuggled out of the country and sold to museums worldwide.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Officials for the Getty Trust issued a joint statement saying they hoped to resolve the situation and that negotiations had stalled over a Greek statue they say was found in international waters. “We want to reiterate how important it is to resolve our differences,” the statement says. “Italy and the Getty have many common interests when it comes to the arts. … We are committed to continuing our cooperative work in the areas of exhibition, conservation and scholarship.” Getty officials believe that “Statue of a Victorious Athlete,” a bronze dating to Greece around 300 B.C., was found in international waters off Italy’s eastern coast in 1964 and that Italy has no claim to it. Getty officials have denied knowingly buying any illegally obtained objects. Rutelli said Wednesday that Italian state lawyers say the Greek statue belongs to Italy even if it was found in international waters because it was brought into Italy and then exported illegally. last_img read more

Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special

first_imgA Letterkenny National School was invaded by a large ‘school’ of sharks this Halloween!Scoil Mhuire gan Smál fin-ished the term off in style with a Halloween dress up day. Staff really got into the spirit and turned up as a jaw-some family of sharks, inspired by the catchiest song of the year.All the characters were represented – Baby Shark, Mammy & Daddy Shark and Granny & Grandad Shark – and the staff and pupils later sank their teeth into a great performance of the song and dance. Scoil Mhuire gan Smal teacher shark attack!Little witches, wizards, dinosaurs and Storm Troopers stormed the corridors of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal on their fancy dress day, which was frightfully good fun.See more pictures below:  Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special was last modified: October 30th, 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