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TOTTENHAM are braced for bitter rivals Chelsea to bid for Toby Alderweireld.The £45million-rated Belgium centre-back is wanted at Stamford Bridge in a summer move after failing to agree a new deal at Spurs.6 Toby Alderweireld could be set to swap Spurs for fellow London giants ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics SportAnd the two clubs must put aside years of bad blood, which started when Frank Arnesen left White Hart Lane in 2005, to get a deal done.Alderweireld, 29, is firmly on the radar at Stamford Bridge despite the history meaning the rivals rarely do business.The ex-Atletico Madrid star only has a season left on his deal at Spurs.Alderweireld is still regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League and viewed as a bargain at his price.6 Toby Alderweireld is rated by many as the best centre-back in the Premier LeagueCredit: REUTERS6 Belgian Toby Alderweireld has also been on the radar of Manchester City and UtdCredit: REUTERS6 Antonio Conte may have Toby Alderweireld in his ranks if he is still Chelsea boss next seasonCredit: AFP or licensors AFP or licensorsManchester City were tracking him before moving for Aymeric Laporte in January – and Manchester United have looked at him too.But Chelsea will compete for him too and offer make him the cornerstone of their defence as they look to rebuild next season.Swansea 0-1 Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas scores early goal as Blues still hope for Champions League placeMASS-IVE BLOW Arsenal blow as Massimiliano Allegri reveals he is staying at Juventus for one more seasonAlderweireld’s current deal, as revealed by Football Leaks, has a £25m release clause active for 14 days if Spurs activate a one-year extension option at the end of next season.And that could leave Spurs with a dilemma over whether to try to get maximum value for him earlier.Spurs are lining up a £45m swoop for Dutch teen sensation Matthijs de Ligt as a replacement.6 Toby Alderweireld could be the most-wanted defender in the Premier LeagueCredit: REUTERSBoss Mauricio Pochettino sees the Ajax centre-back, 18, as the long-term replacement for Alderweireld.He has already played more than 50 times for the Amsterdam giants, and his fifth cap for the Netherlands senior team was in last month’s 1-0 friendly defeat at home to England.Full Sunday Premier League preview including Manchester United v Arsenal and West Ham v Manchester CityArsenal and Barcelona scouts have both watched De Ligt in action in recent months – although SunSport understands Barca’s interest has now cooled.The Gunners are still keen but it appears their North London rivals are now the front-runners to land the youngster, who saw his pal Davinson Sanchez leave Ajax for Tottenham for £42m last summer.6 World Cup glory might not be the only thing on Toby Alderweireld’s mind this summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home “This time, I have to make sure it will be a landslide if it will go to a decision, or if God permits, I will knock him down or submit him,” he said.The Filipino flyweight is also gunning to rebound from his loss to Toni Tauru last December as he hopes to make Team Lakay proud in the Singapore card.“I will go there and do my job. If God permits, I will bring home the victory,” he said. IDLADVERTISEMENT But Eustaquio (8-5) believes that he’s a better fighter this time out, noting that he has learned his lessons from his last three fights, something which he feels will be vital in his search for redemption against his Thai counterpart.BACKSTORY: One FC: Three quick Filipino triumphsFEATURED 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 return“Maybe I lacked the quantity (in striking). There were also cases when his leg kicks, though those were weak ones, did connect. It didn’t hurt as much, but in the eyes of the judges, it had a big impact. So maybe this time, I’ll avoid those leg kicks,” he said.And Eustaquio knows that he has to be the aggressor this time out, controlling the pace of the match as he seeks a decisive victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Geje Eustaquio. RANDOLPH LEONGSON/INQUIRER.netSuffering a split decision loss back in 2015, Geje Eustaquio vowed to bounce back stronger as he faces Anatpong Bunrad in a rematch at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes in Singapore on May 26.“The last time we fought, it was a razor-thin decision,” the 28-year-old Igorot said, looking back on his tight defeat back in April 2015 here in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Los Angeles could land Olympic Games, but which year? Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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
BATTLE lines have been drawn, wagers made, and sides taken throughout Caymanas Park as the respective championships, particularly trainers’ and jockeys’, have set tongues wagging ahead of the two biggest racemeets at the back end of the racing calendar – next Saturday’s Superstakes and the Diamond Mile on December 1.Starting this afternoon, the first of 13 racemeets spread between November 3 and December 29, jockeys Anthony Thomas and Panamanian Dick Cardenas, riding out of opposing barns – champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and perennial rival, Anthony Nunes – will have their backers cheering every winner.Top jock Thomas was aboard three winners on Wednesday to extend his lead to 10 over Cardenas, who started the day facing a deficit of eight.They took their fight down to the final race on the programme, which Cardenas won aboard Anthony Nunes’ 5-2 chance, DIOSA DE ORO, holding off a late charge from Thomas astride Gary Griffiths’ NIGHT LIGHT, registering his lone winner of the day.Cardenas’ narrow victory with DIOSA DE ORO also excited the trainers’ battle between Nunes and DaCosta, who won back-to-back races with LADY BLUE and WINTER IS COMING, extending his lead to $1.9 million after starting the day $1.2 million in front.The rivalry continues this afternoon with Thomas aboard DaCosta’s BRANDY, who deserves another chance in the ninth race, facing Cardenas astride Nunes’ KJ EXPRESS in a five and a half furlong sprint for non-winners-of-two races and imported maidens.Nunes’ speedy KJ EXPRESS is drawn exactly beside BRANDY in the 12-horse field.BRANDY fouled-up as a 1-9 favourite on Wednesday, competing in her second race in 11 days, coming off a six-month layup. She was expected to easily land the seven-furlong event after a fast-finishing second behind NECROMANCER at five-and-half on October 20.However, leaving the gate slowly in the first race of the day, on a track made fast by overnight rain, left the filly one-paced and unable to catch the inform colts, SON SON and BAD BOY TRUMP, who came home at odds of 11 and 10-1, respectively.BRANDY, however, is a better bet at today’s distance with speedsters such as GOLDEN DESTINY, MISS LINDA WRAY, and SERGEANT RECKLESS in the line-up to take on KJ EXPRESS, who will try making a run for home but would have definitely preferred the minimum trip.
…Local customer jets off to T&T with 3 friendsJust days before it goes down to the wire on CPL 2017, Digicel on Thursday announced that one lucky customer scored big by winning a trip to the finals, asLucky winner Judy Rampersaud posing with her crew set for the CPL finals in Trinidadpart of the company’s latest Quick Pick/Smart Bundles CPL promotion.The winner is Guyanese Judy Rampersaud of Essequibo Coast, who was left in a state of complete disbelief upon receiving the great news.In fact, Rampersaud’s exact reaction was “Really? What? No, man you lying; is this for real?” The young woman, along with three lucky persons of her choice, will be flying to Trinidad and Tobago, compliments of Digicel, to be part of the much-anticipated Hero CPLT20 Finals. The all-inclusive package includes round-trip airfares, hotel accommodation and ground transportation to and from the game as well as a stipend.In addition to that, the crew of four will get to rub shoulders with the Soca King himself, Machel Montano, who will be performing live during Digicel’s Postgame Live concert on Saturday.What is even more exciting is that the four, who are scheduled to travel from September 9-11, will have full VIP access and get to meet with Mr Fete himself.Rampersaud won herself this once-in-a-lifetime experience by participating in the Quick Pick/Smart Bundles CPL promotion, in which customers were encouraged to activate a Digicel Smart bundle from August 11-31 for their chance to win.
Dear Editor,Many of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) Returning Officers (ROs) seriously bungled the Local Government Elections’ (LGE’s) Nomination Day activities. After this under-par and woefully unacceptable performance, there is a heavy, laboured apprehension by the general public as to what might be the outcome of the general GECOM staff performance at the upcoming Disciplined Services voting; also specifically in supervising the full voting on November 12th, 2018.In general, the ROs’ performance was calamitous and exceptionally poor. The circumstances therefore demand answers to many emerging and pertinent questions. It is necessary for the nation to be informed why so many of GECOM’s permanent staff members were employed specifically to work as ROs. As the credibility of the organisation continues to diminish under the watch of imposed Chairman Justice (R’td) James Patterson, no clarifications have been offered by the organisation for the recent embarrassing fiasco.There are convincing public perceptions that there was no proper training conducted for these ROs! If this observation is incorrect, then the following questions must be answered: Who were the trainers? Who did the evaluation? Who sets the test? Who marks the papers? What were the criteria for selection? And who selected the ROs?It is necessary to point out that the Commission is directly responsible for the recruitment and appointment of all staff. Apparently the approval for a particular approach is partially or wholly being dictated by a few select Commissioners and sanctioned by the Chairman. It is imperative that all of the Commissioners pursue this responsibility objectively, impartially, and ensure maximum transparency and accountability.The disenchantment of the PPP/C and other stakeholders in the performance of some ROs on Nomination Day makes it clearer now that when the GECOM Chairman made reference to the recruitment of middle-management staff for the secretariat, the opportunity was opened up and seized by specific individuals to clandestinely employ manipulating cronies.Several statements which emerged from the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of GECOM were published in the media regarding the readiness of GECOM to hold Local Government Elections on November 12, 2018. In one instance, the Chairman, James Patterson, is quoted as saying: “It (preparation) is reaching its time post. We have no difficulties at all as regards to what we have to do…We are ready for it (LGE)…just waiting for a declaration as to the date from the relevant minister”.Contrary to the Chairman’s position, however, we are witnessing some amazing advertisements in the various newspapers for temporary field staff to work with GECOM at the Elections. These advertisements for Election Day Staff were published in the print media on several occasions, highlighting the significant quantum of work to be done.Invited respondents to the advertisements were informed that the first closing date was August 02, 2018. This was followed by a repeat of the same advertisement with the new closing date stated as August 11, 2018; the same advertisement was re-published on a third occasion with the closing date stated as August 23, 2018. Same was also repeated on a fourth occasion with the closing date provided as September 30, 2018.The facts presented give broad testimony to the falsity emanating from GECOM. It is quite evident that the Chairman and the Secretariat’s CEO have been making statements that are not revealing of the whole truth, but seek to merely justify their photo opportunities.Further, the additional advertisement for spanking new vehicles, billboards and some other categories of staff imply the need for much required training. Contextually, this informs of much to be achieved before GECOM can realistically signal the level of appropriate readiness that they have insincerely conveyed.While there has been a resounding silence on the recent embarrassing ROs’ debacle by authorised officials of GECOM, it is from inside the ‘belly of the beast that ‘staffers are asking about multi-year agreements along with liabilities from all previous years. Staffers are asking about the land, water, air transportation, along with fuel and lubricants which have been significantly manipulated in the past.There are emerging queries about rental of boats, vehicles, buildings, and generators, even as the food and beverages ‘galore’ for certain caterers are now evolving. It seems that GECOM Secretariat is poised to have another feast that we must all be on the lookout for.As citizens ready themselves for the upcoming elections, caution must be exercised towards the rejection of any clandestine plans by GECOM. We advocate for the necessary, and demand cleansing of the organisation, and wait with a spoon of salt for future statements, if any, coming from the organisation.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Next up on the schedule is the third Ontario Cup at Gatineau on the first weekend of February (3-4.) It marks the final tune up before OUA championships in late February. In front of her hometown crowd, fifth-year student Isabelle MacLean snagged a seventh-place finish on Day 1 and followed it up by placing eighth the next day to finish seventh overall. Print Friendly Version The University of Toronto Varsity Blues Nordic skiing team competed at the second Ontario Cup event this past weekend (Jan. 20-21) in Sudbury. Story Links Andrei Vovk was the Blues top male in the field, placing 10th overall after finishing fifth and 12th throughout the weekend. Third-year student Matt McNeil took the 12th overall spot in the senior men’s division, while freshmen Eamon Kelly just missed the top 10 in junior men’s division, placing 11th. The conditions over the weekend were fast, which made the athletes focus more on the technical side of things. Vovk and McNeil decided to use double pole for the first time in the classic race, which means they only used their upper body the entire race.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesOther scheduled performances include a hang glider demonstration by paraplegic Dan Buchanan and flights by a B-1B bomber, a B-52 Stratofortress, an F-18 Hornet, NASA’s ER-2 research aircraft, and the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. The event will also feature display aircraft parked over about one mile of Edwards’ flight line. The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center will be featuring several of its aircraft, including the Boeing 747 shuttle carrier, an F-18, and an F-16XL. Visitors should be aware that base officials will have a zero-tolerance policy for prohibited items, which include ice chests, weapons and backpacks. Any items confiscated will be destroyed, regardless of value, Haire said. A list of prohibited items is posted on the base’s Web site, edwards.af.mil. Visitors should also be aware the base prohibits talking on cell phones while driving. For more information about the event, call 661 277-3510 or 661 277-NEWS or visit the Web site – www.edwards.af.mil. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Aircraft aficionados can break out their calendars and circle the dates of Oct. 28-29 for Edwards Air Force Base’s annual open house and air show. The Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team, the F-22A Raptor fighter, a B-2 bomber, and a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft will be featured, along with the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team and the Royal Dutch Air Force flight team. “It’s going to be a good-sized air show,” said base spokesman John Haire. This year’s event is called “The Edwards edge – making history reaching new heights.” The theme reflects Edwards’ contribution to flight-testing, which has included the testing of virtually every aircraft used by the Air Force over the past six decades.
PASADENA – An IRS investigation would not necessarily have been the Rev. Ed Bacon’s springboard of choice to national prominence for All Saints Episcopal Church. But now the rector and his wealthy, liberal 3,500-member congregation have enthusiastically taken center stage in the expanding debate: When does free speech cross the line from sermonizing to politicking? When or should the Internal Revenue Service be involved? The savvy pastor quickly recognized how the IRS inquiry into an anti-war sermon at the church could be used instead to promote its religious message of peace and love. “Yes, I absolutely relish this platform to talk about our core values,” Bacon said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’When church leaders announced from the altar Sept. 21 they would not comply with IRS summonses demanding church documents and Bacon would not testify at an IRS hearing on Oct. 11, it was covered by national television and print media. The extent of nationwide interest in the yearlong All Saints-versus-IRS saga has surprised him, Bacon said. He’s had more than 700 phone calls and about 1,000 e-mails, only 28 of them negative, he said, from across the political spectrum. Bacon said he doesn’t feel “used” by some right-wing religious groups who have taken up All Saints’ stand to push for a complete removal of the bright line between church and state, which he believes should stay. People across the country now are familiar with the 2004 anti-war guest sermon preached by former Rector George Regas – long posted on the church Web site – that triggered the initial request for church documents: Regas imagined what Jesus would say to then-presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry about the war in Iraq. Bacon calls it a “statement of opposition to Bush rather than an outright endorsement” of Kerry and within the church’s First Amendment rights. No one is sure how the sermon attracted IRS notice, although the church has filed a freedom of information request to find out. “I think what happened here is that All Saints came to \ attention through a complaint or media report,” said Marcus Owens, the church’s Washington, D.C.-based attorney. The All Saints complaint “went on to the conveyor belt, and they clearly were not expecting All Saints to push back,” Owens said. The IRS made some “very aggressive public statements” in 2004 after complaints about charities being used as surrogates for raising political campaign funds, Owens said, and may have targeted All Saints as a way of backing up its tough line on audits. The church at first complied with requests for documents in 2005, Bacon said, heard nothing for more than five months, then was advised by the attorneys to go public. They did, in the most public way possible: the Sunday that 1984 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached at All Saints. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, early joined the fray, questioning the investigation and asking the IRS for clarification of its rules for political engagement by tax-exempt institutions. The IRS has not yet responded to the rules clarification request, Schiff said, nor to the letter he wrote Sept. 21 asking the IRS to justify its investigation of All Saints. Schiff said the next move may be to get Congressional hearings on the issues. Democratic political consultant Fred Register, whose late father was a minister, said he is “very, very puzzled” about why the IRS picked on All Saints. The church’s anti-war message has been consistent through Democratic and Republican administrations, he said. email@example.com (626) 578-6300. Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
latest Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week appointed statement Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 12.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty LIVE on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 rookie error targets deals Chelsea will try to sign Valencia star Jose Gaya when their transfer ban ends next summer, according to reports.The Blues were given a two-window ban in February after breaking transfer rules in relation to signing 29 underage players. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship on target Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti England vs Kosovo (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Cardiff (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Newcastle (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTFulham vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Barnsley vs Leeds (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jose Gaya is a regular starter for Valencia but could soon make the move to Chelsea stalemate Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more The huge fee was included in his new five-year contract, which he signed last year.Gaya, who has won five senior caps for Spain, has made 154 league appearances since coming through Valencia’s academy in 2012.Chelsea might not have to wait until next summer to sign Gaya, however, after reportedly telling agents they are confident of reducing their transfer ban and doing business in January. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas The Blues have lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have their ban cut down from two windows to one.An agent told The Mirror: “Chelsea are anxious to strengthen their squad and seem pretty confident that they will win the appeal and be able to trade again in January.“It could mean the difference to them finishing in the Premier League top four and qualifying for the Champions League.” Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman update Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Ian Holloway’s brilliant rant about politicsSubsequently, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could not make any signings in the summer and, as it stands, he’ll also have his hands tied in January.But Soccer Link claim the Blues are already preparing for when the ban expires and are hoping to sign left-back Gaya ahead of the 2020/21 season.Emerson has started all of Chelsea’s four Premier League games this season, with Marcos Alonso out of favour at Stamford Bridge.Gaya, who assisted Valencia’s opening goal in their 2-1 Copa del Rey final win over Barcelona in May, has a £89.5million (€100m) release clause.